In addition to the permanent exhibition, the Toy Museum also holds temporary exhibitions a few times a year, offering exciting news of what is going on in the world of toys to adults, as well as fun activity and playing opportunities to children. Large-scale temporary exhibitions are set up in the Courtyard House, while smaller ones can be found both in the museum foyer and the connecting galleries.
Since 13 November 2016,
the Tartu Toy Museum hosts a Lego works exhibition LEGO MANIA, composed with
the contribution of more than 80 authors. The height of the tallest exhibit of
the exhibition is 1.5 metres, while the smallest artworks are specific-purpose
cars and smart robots made of just some ten pieces.
THE CHILDHOOD OF AN AMERICAN BOY
features a part of the donation made to the Toy Museum by William Simons,
Visiting Professor at the University of Tartu. These are toys with which
William and his older sister played while living in Wisconsin in the 1950s. The
donation includes a box full of board games and playing cards, a large model
train set, plenty of model cars produced in America, England and Japan, toy
ships and airplanes, tin soldiers and other military toys, as well as a small toy
Coca-Cola dispenser which William and his sister Catherine used in their café game.