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28 June 2010 - 11: 05

More than forty toy factories surveyed in the city, a dense network of small family workshops and a range of complementary industries working raw materials, formed in Dénia a map in which the toy was the engine of much of the city in first half of S.XX.

This important story of Denia is collected in the Toy Museum in the city, located in what was once the station of Denia and has become a benchmark in the Region for the quality of its exhibitions.

Toy Story in Dénia

It was in 1904 when Ferchen Brothers, merchants of the German passes, and pitched in Dénia first toy industry: Metallurgic Spanish-German. They dedicated their industry exclusively to the production of lithographed tin toys with machinery and models coming from Germany.

Ten years later the factory was run by Pedro Riera Mulet which began with the toy industry turned wood and painted finishes very careful with creating furniture worthy of the best dollhouses playing modernist models.

Jugendstil dining

The arrival of the years 20 saw the metal toy industry consolidated with the creation of new factories with dynamism and quality will be the best introduction to the city for decades.

It is the time when Fernando Sauquillo, with its brand "Sport Toys"Creates a fleet of cars and pedal planes and other species wheeled to the delight of children of high social class. This and other factories were popularized with the passage of time and the scooter tricycle for export worldwide.

Two-seater pedal car metal

Against the development of the toy industry takes shape metal production of wooden toys which will eventually Dénia carcaterice toy.

30 years are years of expansion of markets for toys and when factories like Jose Llinares Monllor consolidated, with a style that gave a unique wooden toy quality.

Wooden bowling

The toy of the year 50 in Dénia is par excellence the wooden toy. The reasons for toys mixed with other imported traditional repertoire from Disney. Sailing, horse-drawn carts, trucks or trains are the main reasons for these toys that echoes a society become dormant.

Facilities

The Toy Museum is installed, from 1999, on top of Center d'Art L'Estacio, An old train station in Street Calderon, in a central location, next to the Calle Marques field.

Access to the thematic exhibition Toy Museum dénia

The museum is divided into two rooms: the thematic exhibition, which houses an extensive collection of factories Sauquillo and Ferchen, and the exposure of the years 1904-1960, where you can see interesting pieces of wood of the years 50 and a collection of pedal cars that are the jewel of the museum.

Schedule

The Dénia Toy Museum is open every day from 10 13 to 16 hours and to 20 hours.

Price of admission

The entrance to the Toy Museum of Denia is free.

Comments
  1. Paco Jimenez says:

    Congratulate them on the facilities and the existing material, but I must say that the man who had ordered the Domindo 24 February is the most rude and unpresentable that I have ever encountered in my life being in a public place like this. We arrived at a group of 36 people from Alicante we entered late for different reasons and asked him the time and imputed to my colleagues. He was closing 13.00 with 7 or 8 minutes he was already inviting us to leave not very politely, then with very bad manners he told me it was me I had to tell people to leave when there were more visitors from outside my group, that their watch was the one that sent and that we left when the 12.59 were already on the street we hit a door that I do not know how to break the windows Finally it is a pity that I remember more about the museum visit by this man than the museum itself. A greeting.

  2. M.Diana Clay Borgio says:

    It seems unfair to me that not everyone can enjoy those wonders, those treasures, that they cannot see, remember, know ... more and better part of our culture, because all this is on the first floor, where there is no means to go up with a wheelchair, crutches ... I highlight the great architectural barrier that there is and therefore the social discrimination that it means.

  3. M.Diana Clay Borgio says:

    It seems unfair to me that not everyone can enjoy those wonders, those treasures, that they cannot see, remember, know ... more and better part of our culture, because all this is on the first floor, where there is no means to go up with a wheelchair, crutches ... I highlight the great ARCHITECTURAL BARRIER that there is and therefore the social discrimination that it means.

  4. jose castro says:

    Thanks to preserve part of the history of the industry
    and the culture of a country… ..and of an area that stood out at one point
    with toys that thousands of children happy


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