MINT Museum of Toys


In the middle of my trip to Singapore, we dropped by the MINT Museum of Toys right behind Raffles Hotel. The cab driver didn’t know where the Museum was, so we gave him the hotel as a landmark. There’s a line of restaurants at Seah Street, and we had a bit of lunch before entering the building.

MINT stands for Moment of imagination and Nostalgia with Toys, and it opened in May 2006 as the world’s first purpose-built museum for toys. In Southeast Asia, the MINT Museum of Toys is the largest collection of its kind. It houses at least 50,000 pieces of vintage toys ranging between the mid-19th and mid-20th century from more than 40 countries. There are different themes for each floor, and the best way to take a look at the entire Museum is to take the elevator to the topmost floor then go down by stairs.

'Doctor Who' Daleks
‘Doctor Who’ Daleks


Our toy museum visit was a bomb, and if you’re a 90s baby (or earlier) like I am, chances are you’ll recognize a lot of the toys the museum houses.




Even their toilet had interesting paraphernalia!

So if you ever want to drop by the MINT Museum of Toys the next time you’re in Singapore, go to 26 Seah Street (or have the cab take you there). They’re open daily from 9:30am – 6:30pm.


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