The Donnybrook Toy Soldier Experience has been the dream of Howard Woods since 2010. He along with wife Jenny have operated the Donnybrook General Store and Post Office for 16 years, with the dream that on retirement they would convert the store into a King & Country Toy Soldier Museum.
Howard started collecting King & Country on the 12th August, 2006 when on his annual pilgrimage to the Australian War Memorial purchased his first set of 4 Australian K&C figures (EA03) from the Memorial Shop. From that day onwards his collection has grown to be one of the largest of all ranges in Australia.
Now on the 1st November, 2013 the Museum with the full support of a King & Country Dealership is open and displaying the magic and history of a complete King & Country matt collection of Toy Soldiers.
Howard has travelled the world visiting the four big annual Toy Soldier Shows (Chicago, West Coaster, Texas and London) on many occassions. Talking to collectors is nearly as good as collecting itself.
Howard and Jenny look forward to sharing thie magic of their Toy Soldier Experience with fellow collectors both throughout Australia and also invite vistors from around the world to come and enjoy.
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday Night 5.00pm to 8.00pm By Appointment Only
Saturday Morning 8.00am to 12 Noon By Appointment Only
The Toy Soldier Experience (Museum and Store) is located at:
810 Donnybrook Road, DONNYBROOK, Victoria. 3064
Melways Reference: Map 367 J6
Next to the Donnybrook Railways Station or 2 Kms east of the Hume Highway