Boasting toys from all over the world, this small privately owned museum is located in the village of Xagħra. The name Pomzkizillious derives from the artist and writer of nonsense-verse Edward Lear, making up the word in 1866 to describe the coastal scenery of Gozo after visiting the island for one week.
Offering a nostalgic insight through the ages of how children decades, or even centuries ago, used to play, the toy collection was originally started in North Devon, England in 1965, by Susan and Edwin Lowe. In 1992 the whole collection came on holiday to Gozo & liked it so much they decided to stay. It features everything from 18th century rarities to personal toys owned by Susan and Edwin as children. One of the oldest objects on display are a late 18th century Maltese Doll with a carved wooden head and some Italian Presepio (nativity scene) figurines dating from the 1790’s.
The delightful museum also has a small gift shop area with toys, cards, old post cards & books about Malta, Toy Collecting & Edward Lear for sale. When visiting a small entrance fee applies.