More than forty toy factories surveyed in the city, a dense network of small family workshops and a range of complementary industries working raw materials, formed in Dénia a map in which the toy was the engine of much of the city in first half of S.XX.
This important story of Denia is collected in the Toy Museum in the city, located in what was once the station of Denia and has become a benchmark in the Region for the quality of its exhibitions.
Toy Story in Dénia
It was in 1904 when Ferchen Brothers, merchants of the German passes, and pitched in Dénia first toy industry: Metallurgic Spanish-German. They dedicated their industry exclusively to the production of lithographed tin toys with machinery and models coming from Germany.
Ten years later the factory was run by Pedro Riera Mulet which began with the toy industry turned wood and painted finishes very careful with creating furniture worthy of the best dollhouses playing modernist models.
The arrival of the years 20 saw the metal toy industry consolidated with the creation of new factories with dynamism and quality will be the best introduction to the city for decades.
It is the time when Fernando Sauquillo, with its brand "Sport Toys"Creates a fleet of cars and pedal planes and other species wheeled to the delight of children of high social class. This and other factories were popularized with the passage of time and the scooter tricycle for export worldwide.
Against the development of the toy industry takes shape metal production of wooden toys which will eventually Dénia carcaterice toy.
30 years are years of expansion of markets for toys and when factories like Jose Llinares Monllor consolidated, with a style that gave a unique wooden toy quality.
The toy of the year 50 in Dénia is par excellence the wooden toy. The reasons for toys mixed with other imported traditional repertoire from Disney. Sailing, horse-drawn carts, trucks or trains are the main reasons for these toys that echoes a society become dormant.
The museum is divided into two rooms: the thematic exhibition, which houses an extensive collection of factories Sauquillo and Ferchen, and the exposure of the years 1904-1960, where you can see interesting pieces of wood of the years 50 and a collection of pedal cars that are the jewel of the museum.
The Dénia Toy Museum is open every day from 10 13 to 16 hours and to 20 hours.
Price of admission
The entrance to the Toy Museum of Denia is free.