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Kulmbach, Plassenburg

Most probably the largest Tinfigures museum in the world. Several museums are located in the big Plassenburg in Bavarian Kulmbach. One of them is the TinFigures Museum. Multiple floors with thousands of tin figures. These are mainly the older flat figures, but the newer ones are more and more 'on stage'. To see everything you need will several hours. In Kulmbach is also a large every two years a very large exhibition and market for collectors. See the website Plassenburg.
Muse L'Iber in Valencia

Spain also has a long tradition of tin figures and soldiers. Many thousands of them can be seen in the large Tin Figures Museum in Valencia. There are figures from all periods, both in terms of the time they are made as they depict. Ancient antique figures as well as the more modern model characters. Mostly also arranged in (large) dioramas spread across many halls. Always check the opening times beforehand. This museum also has course a website. It is in spanish and french.
The Dutch National Tin Figures Museum in Ommen

Of course, we start this overview with the NTFM in Ommen. A fun museum with many thousands of tin figures. You can view them in all types and from all periods. There is also a very big diorama of the battle at Waterloo, complete with sound and explanation. In short, anyone who wants to know more about tin figures, is interested in history can certainly enjoy themselves in this museum. It is located on a beautiful location, in the old townhall of Ommen. See the website voor all info.
Ministoria in Bonaguil

A rather new museum in southern France. It's called Minisoria Also this museum is located on a beautiful location. The figures here are almost all modern model figures that are displayed in beautiful dioramas. Many periods, from ancient Egyptians to modern times, are depicted. The museum is run by some enthusiasts. Read before a visit the website.


A nice museum in the middle of Germany. During the holidays there are all kinds of events, including for children. An active group of volunteers often hosts various exhibitions on a variety of different subjects several times a year. The museum is located in a peculiair building, an old water mill. Visit the website for more information.
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