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The Benaki Toy Museum opened to the public in 2017.

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Its holdings, based on the collection of Maria Argyriadi that is among the most important in Europe, include toys, books, ephemera, clothing and other items associated with childhood from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

The Greek collection features toys and other items for infants and children dating from antiquity to modern times: handmade traditional toys, fairground and commercially-produced toys, board games and group street games as well as childhood customs. A special display showcases toys made by members of Social Clubs for the Elderly based on memories from their childhood.

Benaki Toy Museum in Paleo Faliro

The European collection includes urban and folk toys between the 18th and 20th centuries, mostly from England, France and Germany, as well as European-made dolls dressed in traditional costume from various areas of Greece.

The Benaki Toy Museum is housed in an eclectic-style building dating from 1897–1900. It was donated by Vera Kouloura in accordance with the wishes of her husband, Captain Athanasios Koulouras, a benefactor from the island of Hydra. The building’s architecture combines neo-Gothic, Baroque and Art Nouveau elements.The Benaki Toy Museum in Faliro

Visiting hours from Thursday 26/10/17:
Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

Full Admission: 9€
Reduced Admission: 7€

How to get there

Buses: 217, 550, 860, A1, B1, B2

Tram from Syntagma square (TROKANTERO station)


Visitors on a wheelchair or with baby strollers can use the entrance on Tritonos street.

Tel.: 213 0258498
Official website

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Leoforos Poseidonos , Paleo Faliro, 175 61, Greece
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