Doll and toy museum in the Trinsenturm


From steam engines to Barbie dolls - children's hearts beat faster in the Doll and Toy Museum of the Ratinger Museum. But a nostalgic visit to the treasures of childhood is also worthwhile for adults. 
The collection is presented on the three floors of the Trinsenturm, one of three surviving towers from the late medieval city fortifications and today a historic landmark of the city. Since 2012, those interested have found a wide variety of toys from the 19th century here, in addition to historical Käthe Kruse dolls and those made of celluloid. Shops and living rooms, which once invited children to role-play, now also convey a picture of the educational goals and living conditions in which they were created in the toy museum. Changing special exhibitions complete the offer.

Good to know

Opening hours

Guided tours and workshops by appointment Mon-Sun
Closing days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

General Information

  • Bus stop available

  • Parking lots available


  • for families

  • for any weather

  • Bad weather offer

foreign languages



Not barrier-free accessible

Hygiene and infection control measures

The current hygiene and infection protection measures of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia apply.

Arrival & Parking

Coming from the south on the A3 in the 17-Dreieck-Ratingen-Ost drive on the A44 in the direction of Düsseldorf. Take exit 34-Ratingen-Ost and continue west on Brachter Str. Continue on Homberger Str., turn right onto Maubeuger Ring, continue onto Hauser Ring. Turn left onto Lintorfer Strasse, turn right onto Grabenstrasse. The Doll and Toy Museum in the Trinsenturm is on the left. Parking is available opposite in the Ratingen Museum.

Price information

Price adult: 1,50€
Children free


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0



Doll and toy museum in the Trinsenturm

Battlement 1 (Trinsenturm)
40878 Ratingen

0049 2102 550 418-0


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