A Private Charter Plane Traveler’s Guide to Toy Museums

See your favorite toys, and introduce them to a new generation.

Toys and games are always popular around the holidays. We get bombarded by toy advertisers throughout December. But when the holiday rush is over, it’s pleasant to remember our favorite toys and games. If you are considering spring travel with young family members, or just enjoy the nostalgia of seeing the best toys from your childhood, we have some great travel suggestions.

Here are some of the best toy museums available to Stratos private charter plane travelers.

Branson MO, USA.

The World’s Largest Toy Museum Complex is not just one museum, but a complex of six unique museums. The Toy Museum Complex displays over one million toys! You’ll see everything from antique 19th-century playthings to modern favorites like Barbie, GI Joe and more. Kids can play with HotWheels tracks, Lincoln Logs, and coin-operated rides. Everyone, no matter their age, will find something to marvel at.

European Toy Museums

Taking a private charter plane to Europe?  Add one of these museums to your itinerary. Edinburgh Scotland has an excellent Museum of Childhood on the Royal Mile. Established in 1955, the museum was recently renovated to improve the displays and facilities. You’ll find rarities like a doll from 1740 and some early Steiff teddy bears and Beatrix Potter animal characters. The museum engages visitors of all ages with performances, crafts, and interactive displays.

The Lydia Bayer Toy Museum in Nuremberg Germany has a vast collection of nearly 87,000 items! Though the museum was founded in 1971, the building itself was once an elegant Bavarian-style home, dating back to 1517. Each of the museum’s four stories is dedicated to a particular era or type of toy. You can start by looking at simple wooden toys, then dolls & dollhouses, metal toys and model railways, and finally, toys created after 1945, such as Barbie and Lego. The museum has thoughtfully provided two plays areas: one outside for sunny days, and one inside for crafts, construction toys, and children’s books.

Asian Toy Museums

If you are taking a private charter plane to Singapore, check out the Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys (MINT) museum. Though the name is a bit cumbersome, the intent is to display vintage toys and collectibles in mint condition.  The museum has an impressive array of toys from Asia and beyond. Spread across six levels, the galleries are divided into categories such as Childhood Favorites, Outer Space, Our Favorite Characters, Grand Prix and Winnie the Pooh. The museum also hosts Make & Play events, allowing kids to make their own toys, or try a game their grandparents once played.

Planning on checking out some of these fun-filled destinations with little ones in tow? Check out our previous blog article, “Travelling With Children – What You Need to Know” for tips on how to make your flight as family-friendly as possible.

We hope this list has sparked some Stratos private charter plane travel plans. After all, work pays for the things we need, but play keeps us young.

If you’re looking for a jet charter broker that can arrange luxury charter flights to anywhere in the world, including some of these great toy-loving destinations, call Stratos Jets—888-593-9066.