Christopher 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.
In addition to running the Museum, Mr Littledale continues to restore and repair toys from collections around the world.