Zürich Toy Museum, Fortunagasse 15, Zürich
GPS: 47.3731065, 8.539759
Place: Zürich Toy Museum, Fortunagasse 15, Zürich (off Rennweg), meet downstairs; to take lift to the museum.
Time: 10:50, for tour at 11:00 (participation limited to 10 members)
Cost: CH10 including entrance and guided tour
It is advisable to call beforehand in case there are last minute changes.
Joanna Koch: Tel: 076 3194146, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Divo: Tel: 044 9842327, e-mail: email@example.com
Robert Dean: Tel: 052 6591156, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations: Diana Divo as above, also mentioning whether likely to snack afterwards.
It is a privilege that Ruth Holzer, whose mother founded the museum, and is the granddaughter of Franz Carl Weber, will give us a personal tour of the museum which will be opened especially for the BRA visit. This is a unique opportunity to visit this little bijou in one of the oldest parts of Zurich.
It is small but first-rate with a collection of European playthings from the 18th to the mid-20th century. The toys mirror in miniature the life of the respective eras: trains and steam engines bear witness to the technical revolution, dolls and their costumes illustrate fashion trends, dolls houses show the domestic life of earlier generations. Pewter figures, antique games, wooden toys, children’s books, stoves – everything that belongs to the theme of toys is to be found in this museum. Information www.zürcher-spielzeugmuseum.ch