Redland Museum opens the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Gallery

Redland Museum was a hive of fun activity on Sunday as the museum hosted its annual Open Day and also officially opened Australia's first Toy Hall of Fame, which the museum has established on its premises.

Museum president Ross Bower said about 1500 people visited the museum during the six-hour event, which included all the displays, such as the steam engine and windmill, running and the blacksmith shop operational.

"It was fabulous," Ross said.

"There were lots of adults and lots of kids playing everywhere.

"It was a great day."

Ross said a highlight of the day was the opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame, which showcases historic toys that have made a significant impact on children's play throughout the years.

He said the initial induction of toys included marbles, Meccano sets, teddy bears, miniature cars, and more, with members of the public, from anywhere in Australia, soon able to nominate toys for induction.

The hall includes static displays and an interactive area with child-sized versions of an Australian rural store and rural Queenslander-style playhouse, each with a working crank telephone that calls between the buildings, a historic-themed theatre stage, a couch for adults to rest on while children play, and more.

Redland Museum is located at 60 Smith Street, Cleveland.

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Australia now has a Toy Hall of Fame and it is located at Redland Museum, right here in Redland City. Museum president Ross Bower is delighted with the opening and the diverse range of historic toys on display. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Australia now has a Toy Hall of Fame and it is located at Redland Museum, right here in Redland City. Museum president Ross Bower is delighted with the opening and the diverse range of historic toys on display. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Around 1500 people visited the museum for the special day of fun and activity. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Around 1500 people visited the museum for the special day of fun and activity. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Museum president Ross Bower with his grandson Harry Gray, 8, of Cleveland. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Museum president Ross Bower with his grandson Harry Gray, 8, of Cleveland. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Lions Club of Capalaba president Graham Erickson cuts the ribbon to officially open the Australian Toy Hall of Fame at Redland Museum. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Lions Club of Capalaba president Graham Erickson cuts the ribbon to officially open the Australian Toy Hall of Fame at Redland Museum. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Redland Museum president Ross Bower with his grandson, Harry Gray, 8, of Cleveland, after whom the children's playhouse in the Australian Toy Hall of Fame is named. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Redland Museum president Ross Bower with his grandson, Harry Gray, 8, of Cleveland, after whom the children's playhouse in the Australian Toy Hall of Fame is named. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Former museum president Kath McNeilly in the playstore at the Australian Toy Hall of Fame. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Former museum president Kath McNeilly in the playstore at the Australian Toy Hall of Fame. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: The Bird's Apprentices perform at the event. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: The Bird's Apprentices perform at the event. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Bethany Radke, 9, of South Maclean. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Bethany Radke, 9, of South Maclean. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Tom Gubbins, 5, of Victoria Point, checks out the Lego board at the Australian Toy Hall of Fame. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Tom Gubbins, 5, of Victoria Point, checks out the Lego board at the Australian Toy Hall of Fame. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: James Healey, 8, of Wellington Point, and Hamish Meagher, 7, of Wynnum, play in Kath's Korner at the Australian Toy Hall of Fame. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: James Healey, 8, of Wellington Point, and Hamish Meagher, 7, of Wynnum, play in Kath's Korner at the Australian Toy Hall of Fame. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Zephyr Bishop, 8, of Birkdale, and Eleanor Richards, 6, of Cleveland, discover what telephones once looked like. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Zephyr Bishop, 8, of Birkdale, and Eleanor Richards, 6, of Cleveland, discover what telephones once looked like. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Kyle Knott, 12, of Thornlands. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Kyle Knott, 12, of Thornlands. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Museum volunteer John Hargreaves in the museum's blacksmith shop. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Museum volunteer John Hargreaves in the museum's blacksmith shop. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Mary Hoskins, 5, of Gladstone, watches the blacksmiths at work. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Mary Hoskins, 5, of Gladstone, watches the blacksmiths at work. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Museum volunteer Paul Jones in the blacksmith shop. Photo By Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Museum volunteer Paul Jones in the blacksmith shop. Photo By Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Kylie and Alivia Hollis, 9, of Cleveland. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Kylie and Alivia Hollis, 9, of Cleveland. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Sue and Kurt Radke, 8, of South Maclean. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Sue and Kurt Radke, 8, of South Maclean. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Diane and Amy Cameron, 3, of Wellington Point. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: Diane and Amy Cameron, 3, of Wellington Point. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: A new wall-to-ceiling mural at Redland Museum depicts Cleveland's Grand View Hotel. Photo by Chris McCormack

Redland Museum Open Day and official opening of the Australian Toy Hall of Fame: A new wall-to-ceiling mural at Redland Museum depicts Cleveland's Grand View Hotel. Photo by Chris McCormack

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