Get acquainted with the history of Finnish play and toys!
Leikki - The Museum of Play is a specialised museum that focuses on toys, play and the history of childhood. It is situated in the city of Espoo. On this website you can find the digitised collections of Museum Leikki. The collection includes toys from our dearest toy friends to the Finnish toy classics, as well as photos depicting childhood in different decades. Presented here is the digitized part of the collection, circa 13 percent of the whole collection. This percentage keeps growing as digitisation of the collection progresses.
While exploring the objects, click Used - MORE to read the toys' full stories.
The new museum Leikki will open in the spring of 2022 at Ahertajantie 3, Espoo.
If you wish to order high resolution images of the collections for your publication, please contact the museum's information services: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to explore the collection of Museum Leikki through a selection of childhood phenomena. The objects in the collection tell stories of play and activities in Finnish childhood, as well as different phenomena in time. You will find fantasy, collectibles, games and self-made toys – and many other adventures through the world of toys.
The Childhood Phenomena -exhibition presents a selection of objects from the collection of Museum Leikki. Should you wish to explore all the digitized objects from the collection, use the search box at the top of the page or browse Physical objects, Images or Documents.
Come along on a playful journey through childhood!