Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral

Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

The Collection of Toys and Games

Head of the collection: Tamara Mataija

The Collection of Toys and Games was formed in 2011 after the successful completion of the Awareness of Heritage Project – Games and Toys which the museum implemented along with the cooperation of the Milan Brozović Elementary School in Kastav school year of 2010-2011. On the eve of the presentation of the publication in November 2011 an exhibition of toys from the holdings of the museum which aroused considerable interest amongst the public was organised and people donated a significant number of items to the museum. The collection is currently made up of 349 items, amongst which are metal cars, sets for serving, dolls, clothing for dolls, homemade wooden toys, parts for various games for children and adults and so on. The intention is to also create a catalogue of games which were played without equipment or with equipment found in the surroundings, and list the customs, habits, beliefs related to growing up which represent an important part of the local intangible heritage.