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Tin Soldier Museum in Valencia
The Tin Soldier Museum collection belongs to D. Alvaro Noguera Gimenez. The Gimenez family bought the building which houses the museum around the time of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The building has an event space and apartments which the family rents to keep the museum afloat. Pretty smart!
The Tin Soldier Museum contains reportedly over 1 million tin and toy soldiers, though just 80,000 are on display. Here are some highlights from the collection:
Specially-commissioned watercolor backdrops
Epic war scene between Spain and Austria
Nude toys in the overthrow of a Roman temple (there were more NSFW ones, but I'm "keeping it Disney")
American tin soldiers
Hussein, Kennedy and Castro
Teeny tiny fashion
Special exhibit on India
Case after case of tin soldiers
The unassuming building in which the museum resides
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[Photos by Annie Scott.]
This trip was sponsored by Cool Capitals and Tourismo Valencia, but the ideas and opinions expressed in this article are 100 percent my own.