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 occasions. Talking to collectors is nearly as good as collecting itself.
Howard and Jenny look forward to sharing the magic of their Toy Soldier Experience with fellow collectors both throughout Australia and also invite visitors from around the world to come and enjoy.
On 1st May Howard and Jenny sold their property, shop and Post Office at Donnybrook saying goodbye to this home for 19 and half years. They have downsized to a smaller and most comfortable home in beautiful Hidden Valley. A Showroom has been set up at this new home and is available for viewing by collectors subject to an arrangement being made.
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm | By Arrangement Only
Friday Night 5.00pm to 8.00pm | By Arrangement Only
Saturday Morning 9.00am to 1.00pm | By Arrangement Only
74 St.Andrews Close, Hidden Valley, Vic. 3756
Telephone: (03) 5783-4759
Please note that visits to our new Showroom will be STRICTLY BY ARRANGEMENT ONLY.
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT DO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING.