The world of teddy bears
With over 2,500 antique teddy bears, the collection is the largest in the world. In addition to bears from the long-established German brand Steiff, the oldest being from 1904, there are also teddy bears to discover from Great Britain, America, France, and Switzerland.
Dolls from all over the world
With well over 1,000 pieces, the doll collection encompasses dolls from a time when doll manufacturers were experiencing their heyday, from the beginning of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. All of the best-known manufacturers from Germany, France, and other countries are represented.
Perfection in miniature
The miniatures tell real or fictitious stories of various kinds with impressive attention to detail and are constructed in a 1:12 scale. It is with this contemporary spin on the art of the dollhouse that the Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel fosters the art of modern dollhouse construction.