This typical urban courtyard in one of Lviv’s oldest neighbourhoods has become a makeshift museum, and home to an unlikely exhibition – the toys that were left behind.
The collection began when a resident of one of the surrounding apartment blocks at 1 Mukachivska St found two lost toys nearby, and placed them under a small roof in the shared courtyard, in case the owner returned to collect them.
In the years since, the collection has grown as residents of the apartment blocks surrounding the yard have given a temporary home to hundreds of plush animals, dolls, musical instruments, figurines, and bicycles.
The collection at the yard is constantly changing, as new toys are added to the collection, and existing ones are collected by their owner, or find their way to a new home.
The yard is just a five minute walk north from Lviv’s main square. Walk up Mukachivska St towards Uzhhorodska St, and you’ll see the yard on the left.