The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum opened its doors in 1998. The owner Allan Miller bought the old schoolhouse in 1997 and restored it into the museum that it is today. The Museum’s collection showcases toys and trains from various eras. The collection began as Miller and his sons, with donations and additions increasing their display. The museum currently displays larger than life models of trains, a variety of different toys and games, and a model of the city of Wheeling.
In Wheeling West Virginia, you’ll find the Kruger
Street Toy & Train Museum. The Museum is found in a restored elementary
school. Allan Miller bought the building in 1997, restoring the building and
opening it a year later. The museum is privately owned with the toys on display
starting out from Miller’s own collection. Allan Miller’s collection started in
the 1970s with his son. Along with Miller’s collection, some of the displays
are donations, which others are on rotation from the owner’s larger collection.
The Museum prides itself on bringing joy to families
and children of all ages. The museum consists of two floors and ten rooms in
total. Throughout these rooms, visitors
are led through chronological displays of various toys. These include various
designs of dollhouses, evolutions of recognizable toys like Barbie and G.I.
Joe, and board games to consoles.
The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum is well
recognized for its train room. This room consists
of various train models like the other toy rooms. Within this room, there are also two train layouts which
are expansive in their detail and size. Amidst this room, there are also relics of rail systems. One example of this is
a coal hot water heater on display which heated water for the railway