19th Century Toys

Educational and activity based websites on nineteenth century toys and pastimes for children.

Powerhouse Museum - Australia

The museum website features a searchable database of photographs of their collection objects including nineteenth century toys.  Below is just a sample of some of the toys we have sourced for you

Bisque Doll 

Bow Rocking Horse

“Comical Menagerie” game

Doll’s Pram

Jigsaw Puzzle


Toy Paper Theatre


Children’s Literature Research Collection - State Library of South Australia

Great 19th Century European Wooden Toys, All About Old Toys This pictorial site features toys from France and Germany in the 19th Century including antique dollhouses and dolls.

Noah’s Arks, All About Old Toys  A photographic history and interesting facts about Noah’s Ark wooden toys.

All About ….Victorian Toys, Chertsey Museum, UK  Photographs and short histories of various toys from the Victorian era.

History of Punch and Judy A comprehensive history of Punch and Judy by Judith Lile, with illustrations, photographs and some lines from the famous puppet show.

Dolls, Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, London, UK The Museum of Childhood holds the largest collection of dolls in the United Kingdom and examples of Victorian era dolls can be viewed on their website.

Hand-made reproduction porcelain doll

Hand-made reproduction porcelain doll. Urrbrae House Collection.