In my post about AIR+ Smart Mask, I had mentioned about Mint Museum and how badly I wanted to write a dedicated post for this place. Finally glad to write this post that will travel you back in the childhood days and not only that…We bring GIVEAWAY to you as well!!!
About Mint Museum
MINT (Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys) Museum of Toys houses a world-class collection of vintage toys and childhood memorabilia in an international award-winning contemporary building on Seah Street.
Its mission is to provide a journey of personal, cultural and historical rediscovery through moments of imagination and nostalgia with toys.
The museum began as an idea in the mind of founding CEO Mr Chang Yang Fa. Driven by his passion for design and the arts, Mr Chang, who is an avid toy collector, imagined a space devoted to presenting vintage toys and childhood memorabilia; a space where visitors can also rediscover the past and revisit wonderful childhood memories.
When Mr Chang founded MINT Museum of Toys in 2007, it was the first museum in the world known to be purpose-built for toys, and to date, it remains to be the only one.
The Enchanting World of Toys
MINT’s collection is made up of an extensive series of toys and objects – most in mint condition – from over 40 countries. The collections vary from toy figures to games, and soft toys to vehicles. Highly sought after items and valuable rare pieces, such as the Alice Doll (UK, 1930s) by Farnell Alpha Toy, also make up a large part of the collection.
Since its inauguration, the museum has expanded its collection, amassing over 50,000 items, 8,000 of which are curated for both permanent and temporary displays.
The main displays are spread across six levels:
- Rooftop Enamel Sign Gallery
- Level 5 Outerspace
- Level 4 Characters
- Level 3 Childhood Favourites
- Level 2 Collectables
- Basement Enamel Sign Gallery
Toys, toys everywhere…Cute toys, cuddly toys, funny toys, scary toys, boy toys, girls toys, cartoon toys, dolls toys, fairy tale toys, movie toys…Check some of my pics to get some idea. Actually, pics won’t do justice! You have to visit it to experience it.
I loved their visitor service. The kind of knowledge the staff has about these toys deserves a special mention – very passionate about their work. My daughter must have asked all the possible questions and the staff answered all of them and more with a smile.
Mint Museum has a shop where you can get some miniature versions of the toys showcased in the museum. We bought this very unique carousel.
Mint Carnival – a bouquet of Workshops
There is more to Mint Museum than just toys! Mint museum conducts many creative workshops. My kids took part in one of the workshops and loved the process and result ♥ ♥ ♥.
This June holidays Mint Museum is coming up with an exciting array of workshops for kids. Here is a schedule for your reference:
and the Giveaway…
RainbowDiaries is pleased to get two of our kid readers to attend the workshop @ Mint Museum and walk away with their own beautiful creation. Two kids will get to attend one session of Stitch A Furry Friend each. Parents can accompany them but otherwise these can be considered as drop-off sessions. So while kids are doing workshop, parents can have a lunch date 🙂
Stitch A Furry Friend
Learn how to stitch your very own soft toy using basic and kid-friendly stitching materials. At the end of the workshop, young participants will get to bring home their very own hand-made Furry Friends.
- Dates: 31 May, 7 June, 14 June, 21 June 2016
- Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
- Age group: 5 – 9 years old
Steps for the giveaway
- Like RainbowDiaries facebook page and tag as many friends as you can. Also, encourage them to like our page to increase your chances of winning [https://www.facebook.com/SingDesi/]
- Fill up your details via contact form of our website [http://www.rainbowdiaries.com/contact]
- Bonus Step: Follow us on Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/Shub_SG/]
Hurry!!! Contest Closes 27th May 2016
Workshop doesn’t cover visit to the museum.