Pollock’s Toy Museum Croydon Pop-Up 2024

Open every Saturday 11-4pm. Free

​Unit 49 Whitgift Centre Croydon, (map)

​Pollock’s Toy Museum has arrived in Croydon for a mini-museum pop-up packed with theatres, toys, games and dolls.

Exclusive to Croydon is a display of of toys made in the local factory A Barton who were based in New Addington From the 1950s-1980s. You can also see Tri-ang toys made by Lines Bros in Merton.

Listen to the Victorian Polyphon, buy unique Pollock papers, theatres, cards and toys; hear stories about the toys and chat with the museum team about your toy memories.

There will be toy theatre performances or children’s activities most weeks, subject to volunteer availability. Find out more about volunteering.

Upcoming Toy Theatre Performances at 12 noon and 2pm on Saturdays

  • Saturday 29 June: Cinderella
  • Saturday 20 July: The Children in the Woods
  • Saturday 27 July: Aladdin

The Whitgift Shopping Centre and the museum unit have level access and there is space for wheelchairs to enter, navigate through the displays and into the activity area. Visitor toilets are available outside the museum in the shopping centre.

Entry, performances and family workshops are free but donations to save the collection are welcome.