The Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä is now Leikki – the Museum of Play!
The name change represents the shift in perspective that occurred during the comprehensive renovation project that the museum underwent. As we go forward the museum and it’s exhibits will not only focus on presenting toys, but also on the exploratory voyages of play and on defending play. The museum Leikki is a specialised museum that focuses on toys, play and the history of childhood.
The completely renewed main exhibit of the museum Leikki highlights phenomena familiar from childhood, such as play during recess, celebrations, and fandom through stories, objects, photos – and of course play. The exhibit is designed by the Helsinkian design bureau Good Kombo.
The new family friendly museum Leikki opens to the public in new premises in Tapiola, Espoo at the address Ahertajantie 3 in the late spring of 2022. The office and collections of the museum moved in the beginning of November. The museum Leikki is a result of an undergoing renewal of the exhibitions and concept of the museum, lasting 2020 – 2022. The renewal is supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation through the considerable Museum Vision grant.
The museum Leikki is owned by Teatteri Hevosenkengän kannatusyhdistys ry.