Every year the world's largest toy fair takes place in Nuremberg. This is no coincidence, because since the 14th century, dolls with movable limbs made of wood have been made here and have established the reputation as a toy city of international importance. From around 1850 onwards, tin toys were produced on an industrial scale. The tin soldier was also born in Nuremberg. Around 1895 there were 56 metal toy factories in the city.
The museum presents this history as well as products of toy manufacturers with nationally known names such as Plank, Carette, Diestler, Bub, Lehmann, Hess, Issmayer, Schönner and above all Bing, at their time the largest toy company in the world. A highlight of the exhibition is the 30 square metre model railway layout on a scale of 1:64.