From rocking horses and dolls houses to tin soldiers and matchbox cars, memories of the toys we played with in childhood hold a special place in our hearts.
For those toys that survive into our adulthood, the sentimental value they embody fuels a desire to protect and conserve them, and to restore them to their former glory when time has not been the kindest.
At Farcroft Restorations Group, our combined restoration expertise across wood, metal, ceramics and textiles means we are ideally placed to revive the full range of classic and antique toys, including teddy bears, ceramic dolls, rocking horses, dolls houses, cast iron models and Victorian figurines, ensuring both they and the happy memories they invoke can live on into the future.
At Farcroft, we understand the sentimental attachment many owners have to their classic toys.
Our specialist restorers work with great care to restore these treasured possessions, employing all the skills of their various trades and treating them with the same level of respect as if they were cherished mementoes of their own childhoods.
From advising owners on the most appropriate methods of cleaning and conservation, to restoring toys that have seen better days, we work closely with owners at all times to agree an approach that will ensure these prized possessions can be enjoyed by future generations.
Many of the classic toys we encounter have become collectors’ items that will grow in value each year, providing they are kept in good condition. From iconic Barbie dolls of the 1950s and 1960s to the likes of the famed Steiff teddy bears, and everything in between, we handle these valuable items with the utmost care, seeking to retain and enhance their value through the most sensitive of conservation and restoration work.
Our toy conservation experts can also advise owners on how best to display or store such valuable items to prevent further damage or deterioration. More information on these services is available on our memorabilia restoration page.