“History of Aircraft” Exhibition at the Colmar Toy museum

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The Colmar Toy museum is hosting an exhibition on the history of aviation, seen through a new lens: toys.

Primarily composed of a private collection of more than 200 toys, this exhibition takes you on a chronological journey through nearly seven decades of great aviation exploits.

From the trailblazing attempts of aviation’s pioneers in the early 20th century to the 1970s, a decade marked by the advent of air transportation, many aircraft have been revisited as toys over the years. Throughout the visit, you will come across magnificent models of iconic aircraft, such as the Vickers Viscount, a Wright Model A, an Ikarus and even the famous supersonic airliner, Concorde. Some planes even boast their own backdrop made with Playmobil or Lego.

Finally, the exhibition pays tribute to other great figures of aviation history from further back in time: you will find the Montgolfier brothers soaring up in their famous invention, the hot air balloon, for the first aerostatic flight in history, and Leonardo da Vinci presenting one of his flying machines.

“History of Aircraft” Exhibition
Colmar Toy Museum
Until September 20, 2020.

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