Day Trip Rucksack
Small 10L day trip and museums rucksack
Figueres Toy museum, The toy Museum of Catalonia, Museo de juegos de Catalunya MJC, consists mostly of the personal collections of Josep Maria Joan Rosa and Pilar Casademont Sadurni resulting in the accumulation of historic toys over a period of 22 years.
The museum initially occupied most of their home on Fossos street in Figueres with exhibitions of some of the outstanding pieces in palau Guell in Barcelona in 1972 many more exhibitions followed in the 70s and 80s.
The current location of the Figueres Toy Museum is in the former hotel Paris building with the inauguration on 18th June 1982. Since then the Toy museum has continued to grow with important anonymous benefactors and the collections of Guy Selz, Alan Gass and Joan Brossa.
Due to the growth of the collections the museum needed a management foundation so the Toy Museum of Catalonia was founded in 1977 with the founders also donating toys. in 1988 the museum was fully refurbished and adapted to display and conserve the pieces.
The Figueres Toy Museum is a charming enchanting museum full of toys that I remember from childhood plus some unusual traditional Catalan toys. The museum has a whole room of a model train set that activates with a motion sensor when you enter the room.
Figueres Toy Museum opening hours
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00h to 18:30h.
Saturday: 10:00h to 19:30h.
Sunday and public Holiday's: 10:00h to 14:30h.
Closed: Monday's except public holidays; 1st January, 25th and 26th December; The second half of January and first half of February.
Tickets can be purchased up to 30 minutes before closing time.
Note: 30% ticket price reduction if you show your Dali Theatre Museum ticket. I only paid 4.90 euros for a 7.00 euro adult ticket.
For the Figueres day trip I pack a small 10L rucksack with a fleece jersey and if the weather forecast says rain, a waterproof poncho.
The Toy Museum will ask you to leave bulky objects such as umbrellas and suitcases in the cloakroom.
There is an audio guide available for an additional 1 euro so take headphones if you want this feature.
The toy museum is fully accessible in a wheelchair with a lift between floors and step free access from the street.
The museum is child friendly with baby changing facilities.
Address: Carrer de Sant Pere 1, Figueres. 17600
Figueres can be reached via the REGIONAL train service which has a station in the centre of town. Figures is also served by the AVE high speed rail network which has a station on the outskirts of the town called Figures-Vilafant.
The Regional Trains start in Barcelona-sants, stopping at Barcelona-Passeig de Gracia, Girona and other station on the way to Girona. There are two types of Regional train the MD train which makes fewer stops and has more luxurious carriages with tables as well as being 20 minutes faster. The R11 Regional trains stop at every station on the way to figueres.
The AVE trains take 50 minutes from barcelona-Sants to Figueres-Vilafant, a new station 20 minutes walk from the centre of town but near to Sant Ferran Fortress.
For a train map comparing all the routes from Barcelona or Girona to Figueres see the train map in the documents section.
If travelling to Figueres by car, there is Parking Saba El Garrigal directly behind Figueres Dali Museum in Carrer Canigo.