Online Collections

77009 objects currently online.

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The Strong is the nation’s museum of play. It is home to hundreds of thousands of historical objects having to do with play, including the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, board games, video games, electronic games, and other play-related artifacts. Thousands of these can be viewed in the museum’s online database, which draws on the museum’s catalog records. All of these artifacts inspire and support The Strong’s mission.

For each object shown online there appears a documentary photograph and basic factual information including the maker, material, title, place of origin, and date. For many items, in-depth information may also be provided, such as historical context or specific significance. Learn more indicates that an object record includes further content beyond standard museum cataloging. Please note that many of the items shown online are not on public display.

Each month, The Strong adds artifacts to its collections and the online collections database expands to reflect those additions. To make exploring recent acquisitions easy, objects in online collections categories are organized so that the latest additions appear on the first results page.

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