Leikki – the Museum of Play is a specialised museum that focuses on toys, play and the history of childhood.
Leikki – The Museum of Play – step into the realm of childhood
Located in the yard of the Exhibition Centre WeeGee in Tapiola, Espoo, the Museum Leikki is dedicated to childhood, toys and play. The museum offers interesting, nostalgic and touching cultural experiences for all ages. Both with its insightful temporary exhibitions and with its surprising main exhibition, Laboratory of Play, the museum acts as a mirror of childhood in different times.
The museum stores collections of toys nationally in its treasure chest and keeps the flag of play flying. Come and meet your inner child through a variety of events and services. You can spend the entire day at the museum since the Finnish Museum of Horology and Jewellery Kruunu, Pupusaari Café & Shop are in the same building and the Exhibition Centre WeeGee is in the yard.
The Museum Leikki’s main exhibition, Laboratory of Play, advocates play! The main exhibition takes you on a journey to childhood phenomena. Play at an old world toy shop, let a teddy bear console you, visit an enchanted forest or take a peek at collections of various fans. The toys loved by Finns tell you their own stories in the exhibition. You can discover the nostalgic realm of childhood also through memories related to the toys and games.
Temporary exhibition: Screen Play (13.5.2022 – 3.3.2024). This functional exhibition explores the intersections between digital games and play. Can gaming be seen as digital play? And is creating playful social media content a game in itself? The exhibition highlights trends in play and games, and provides a conversation for players and their parents. You can find out about the Screen Play exhibition also by playing!
In addition, the Museum Leikki regularly organises smaller pop-up exhibitions.
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