Are you ready to relive your childhood and experience some nostalgia? Come along and visit the Fun Ho! Toys Museum in Taranaki! At the museum, visitors can discover the massive collection of toys that are on display and maybe even see some of the toys getting made with their own eyes! Add this museum to your stack today to take that first step back into your childhood!
Where can I find the Fun Ho! Toys Museum?
The Fun Ho! National Toy Museum showcases all toy models that were produced between 1935-1982, the period of toy-making run by Underwood Engineering Co. At the Museum there is a slot car track, sandpit, theatrette, machinery and other interactive displays for guests to experience. There are also handmade toys from raw aluminium ingots to finished models that are available to purchase.
The toymaker at Fun! Ho Toys is Richard Jordan and all of his toys are made on site. If you are lucky and the toymaker is in-house with the furnace fired up, you are welcome to watch him make the toy of the day. These toys are cast in their own on-site foundry by using the original moulding plates then prepared, powder coated and assembled for sale in house and on their website.
- Open from 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday
- Open 10 am to 2 pm on weekends
- Adult admission for $7
- Child admission for $3
- Shop is available at the museum