Your family friendly destination!
Designed to meet the needs of children aged 4-15 years old and their families, the Children’s Museum of Thessaloniki is the second multi-purpose Museum in Greece!
Wonderful collections of clockwork tin toys, dolls, old board games and educational material of the 20th and 21st century are there for you to enjoy and discover them!
Start with a tour “… within a classroom from the old days”. Textbooks, documents, items from everyday school life, plates and dip pens, sacks and aprons, school books complement the picture of the traditional Greek classroom. The exhibits are a ticket for a trip in the history of Greek education entitled “Education in Greece from the 19th to the 20th century” and a triggering reminiscence of innocent school memories. The exhibits are mainly donations made by schools, teachers and friends. A central donation is the personal collection of Mr. Nikolaos Ladikos a retired primary school teacher in Anafi, Cyclades.
By playing in the Museum’s traditional classroom the students have the chance to discover and get to know the old school, the teacher and the student. They learn all about the teaching method interactively, through images, videos, experiential activities, toys, school books and objects from a past school life…like the old times!
At Room B, permanent exhibitions with toys await you.
A permanent collection with toys entitled “Playing with forgotten wind-up tin toys”, “Dolls and doll houses” with exhibits that are donations and grants of the museum’s beloved friends and finally “The toy makers of Thessaloniki”, a tribute to the toy makers of Thessaloniki.
Beautiful paintings full of life, toys and colors invite children to play with them, find the toys and compose their own original works. The young painters will work with colors and imagination creating their own imaginary world of toys!
Toys come alive
An interactive wandering workshop dedicated to old nostalgic toys. “The showcases have opened and the toys have come alive…”
Tin animals, dolls and soldiers are strolling with boats, cars and airplanes! With a magical suitcase in our hands we fly with the wings of our imagination in a Magical Land!!! We land in the Magic World of the Museum’s Toys and discover the hidden secrets of the Toyland!!!
You should know that…
The Museum is mainly oriented towards children between 4 and 12 years old and the approaching methods that are used are adapting every time based on the age of the audience. For children between 4 and 6 years old it uses life experiences, while for children between 7 and 12 years old the museum uses subjects of escalating difficulty and research. It also encourages them to create their own collections and present them at the museum.
It is located in Kato Toumpa opposite the stadium of PAOK.
Address: Grigoriou Labraki & 57 Kleanthous str., tel. 2310913047.