Scandinavia’s largest toy collection was previously kept at the prestigious Tidö Castle in central Sweden. In September, Tidö Collection of Toys & Comics was opened as a new museum on the island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm. As such, the collection is accessible to significantly more visitors – not least design tourists on their way to national cultural museums like the architecture and design centre ArkDes, the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities and the Moderna Museet on the same island.
Tidö Collection of Toys & Comics was started by the nobleman Carl-David von Schinkel. It was opened by the Swedish king in 1974, and includes 40,000 toys and comics from the 17th century until today. The pieces are not only a time document with a unique design history, but also a testimony of the child’s world through the ages.
The new museum in Stockholm is located in a subterranean rock shelter on Skeppsholmen called “Bergrummet”.
The exhibition hall was designed by craftsmen from a number of Swedish institutions, from the Royal Dramatic Theatre to the Opera, SVT, Kulturhuset and the Stadsteatern.
Note: The YouTube video above was shot at the previous location of the collection, at Tidö Castle.
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Source: VisitSweden UK