courtesy of Roger Bamber, photographer www.rogerbamber.co.uk
Littledale, the Museum's Founder and Director, has been
passionate about toys since he was a young boy.
With a father who was a skilled model maker and a mother who was an
avid collector of antiques, he began collecting and restoring toys
while he was still at school.
Over the years, his enthusiasm for collecting combined with his skill
at restoring and making toys, resulting in a grand and unique
collection of toys. With the desire to share his love for toys with a
wider public, he founded the museum in 1990, together with a small
group of dedicated friends and fellow collectors/model makers.
addition to running the Museum, Mr Littledale continues to restore and
repair toys from collections around the world.