Last updated: 12/11/2010
Cheshire, Connecticut
Street Address
1188 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT 06410
Mailing Address
1188 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT 06410
phone: 203-699-3822
Wednesday - Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
Call to book a tour for your larger group or organization.
$5 per adult
$3 for children 12 and under
Free for children 2 and younger
Museum Type(s)
Laurie Rispoli, Operations Manager
phone: 203-272-2222 x238

Be one of the first to see our newly renovated museum. Take a self-guided tour to view over 80,000 items of comic strip, cartoon, TV, western and advertising collectibles on display. Each exhibit shows the current market value of your old toys, although nothing is for sale. Receive a free souvenir.


Herbert and Gloria Barker founded the museum Sept. 12, 1997 with their collection of vintage toys and collectibles. Our musuem today has grown from their collection to 80,000 items.

Artifact Collections

You will find antique toys and collectibles, americana, dating back to 1873.

Educational Programs

We do provide a self-guided tour with a docent available to answer questions.


Wheelchair Accessible

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