Mexico City Toy Museum Displays Bounty of World's Largest Harry Potter Collection
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There is no shortage of people who lay claim to being the world’s greatest Harry Potter fan. When it comes to the most prolific collection of memorabilia, there is just one.
Fox News Latino reports those in Mexico City can glimpse this world-record collection, which is on display at the Mexican Museum of Antique Toys.
And, as the report notes, the exhibit is officially remarkable: “The collection belonging to real estate lawyer Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has been certified by Guinness Awards as the largest anywhere.”
Back in 2014, The Telegraph caught up with Vargas who explained the impetus of the collection, which started with a toy here and a wand there:
Vargas now boasts a whopping 3,097 items, which can be seen at a toy museum that was already filled with various toys and trinkets that continue to offer joy to visitors.
Here is a snapshot of that museum thanks to Vimeo:
If you are planning a trip, you will want to take a peek at the official website, which proclaims an exhibition of some 40,000 toys.
There was even a recent cameo of owls. Now we hope they brought good news to amateur wizards in attendance:
Y aún seguimos recibiendo a la gente con estudias mi y llenos de magia https://t.co/DauDmb8N5D— MUJAM (@MuseodelJuguete) March 3, 2015
Thankfully Vargas has seen fit to share his wonderful collection with those willing to take the trek down to a museum abundant with so many intriguing and captivating toys.
So stop on by and make sure you leave all your muggles at home.
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