Musei Demoetnoantropologici

Toy Museum

Palazzo Rospigliosi – Piazza Indipendenza 6


Palazzo Rospigliosi

Piazza Indipendenza 6


Tuesdays-Fridays 9 am – 1 pm

Saturdays and Sundays 10 am – 6 pm

Closed on Mondays


Tel +39 06 957 694 05

Fax +39 06 952 45 72

The Toy Museum in Zagarolo, located in the rooms of the 16th century.C Palaz­zo Rospigliosi, illustrates the evolution of toys during the 20th century.

Approximately 800 pieces are on display, from historical collections such as Billig, Crestetto Oppo, Luisa Dellanzo, Marina Capra­ri and Sabrina Alfonsi. They were manufac­tured by factories that are now considered legends in the history of mechanical toys.

The exhibition’s itinerary places special fo­cus on the connections between toys and social and cultural realities through a series of topics linked to moments of daily life: the town, the street, family, architec­ture, work and transport, along with extraordinary journeys, car racing, the circus and the fun fair.

Great attention is paid to edu­cational activities and workshops, during which the construction techniques for making toys, puppets and marionettes are demonstrated. In fact, the museum offers adults and children the chance to enjoy an unforgettable experience that will give them not only the memory of a game from the past to take home with them but also the opportunity to create a simple toy with their own hands.



Campagna fotografica realizzata nell’ambito del progetto “Oltre Roma” e finanziata dalla Regione Lazio, Avviso Pubblico “La cultura fa sistema 2021”