Pomskizillious Museum of Toys
Edward Lear, 1812-1888 was a world famous illustrator of children’s books, writer of Nonsense verse & a jovial, Migratory Landscape Painter, spending most winters away from England (where he was born). He came to Malta many times; in 1866 he lived at 9, Via Torri, Sliema for four months.
On March 16th he came to Gozo for one week. In a letter to Lady Waldergrave, dated 13th April 1866, he wrote “Did I tell you of my visit to Oudesh, vulgarly called Gozo? It was a most pleasant one and with the aid of Giorgio (his man-servant) I drew every bit of it, walking fifteen or twenty miles a day - Its coast scenery may truly be called Pomskizillious and Gromphibberous, being as no other words can describe its magnificence.”
The Toy Collection was originally started in North Devon, Eng. in 1965, by Susan Lowe' she eventually ran the ‘Barum’ Toy Museum in Barnstaple. In 1992 the whole collection came on holiday to Gozo & liked it so much they decided to stay! The Museum has now been open 18 years, in that time we have been fortunate enough to aquire more toys, some as gifts/ donations & loans from visitors & friends.
Museum Open: 10:30am to 1:00pm on the following days:
January - CLOSED
Feb / March: Sat Only.
April: Thurs, Fri, Sat.
May to Oct: Mon to Sat.
Nov: Thurs, Fri, Sat.
Dec: Sat Only.
Charges:Adults:Adults €2.80. Pensioners €1.80. Children/Students €1.50.
Reductions for 4 -12 Adults €2.20. Pensioners €1.40 Children/Students €1.20.
Party admissions 12 or more: Adults €1.80. Pensioners€1.20 Children/ students €1.00.
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