|MUSEUMS - DOLLS HOUSES AND MINIATURES
|WEBSITE / COUNTRY / DESCRIPTION / LOCATION / TIMES
|COBURG DOLL MUSEUM
Germany / Museum / More than 2,000 exhibits were put together by the
collectors Carin and Dr. Hans Lossnitzer. Dolls from 1800 to 1960 from
Franconia, Thuringia and France which give an insight in the elaborate
art of doll making. Doll houses, kitchens and doll shops which bring
the past back to life. China and furniture which complete our world of
Rückertstr 2-3, 96450 Coburg. Telf. 09561/89-1481.
Daily from April through October: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday
from November through March: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Mondays closed).
|DE KLEINE WERELD
DOLLS AND DOLLSHOUSES MUSEUM
Belgium / Museum / A track full of surprises leads you through two
floors of wonderful glass cases full of doll’s shops,
doll’s houses, doll’s rooms and doll’s kitchens,
doll’s services and dolls from the 1860- 1930 period. All pieces
are original and authentic, and reflect the life style of the 19th
century: luxuriant interiors and costumes, the longing for pomp and
circumstance, the evolution of the style periods. Dolls Museum
‘De Kleine Wereld’ is the result of more than thirty years
of collector’s passion.
Werf 3, 2500 Lier. Telf: +32 3 293 07 57. Tuesday thru
Friday: 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed
|DENVER MUSEUM OF MINIATURES
DOLLS AND TOYS
| USA / Museum / 1880 Gaylord St. Denver, CO 80206 USA.
Open Weds-Sat 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm. Adults: $6, Senior Citizens
(62+): $5, Children ages 5-16: $4, Children 4 and under are free.
The Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys (DMMDT) has been part
of the Denver community for over 30 years. Conceived in the late 1970's
by local collectors and artists, the Museum started as a few exhibits
that would travel to local schools, libraries and public buildings.
After finding our home in a Colorado Historical Society building in
1987, DMMDT began to draw visitors through our fun exhibits and unique
collection. The DMMDT stages four major exhibit changes throughout the
year and has acquired a collection of over 10,000 items, primarily
through generous donations by community members. Our exhibits range
from artisan dollhouses to giant teddy bears, exquisite antique dolls
to well loved metal cars and toy soldiers.
|KENTUCKY GATEWAY MUSEUM CENTER
USA / Museum / The Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Gallery has an
unrivalled collection of thousands of 1/12 scale miniatures in a 3,300
square-foot miniatures gallery and features a multitude of
one-of-a-kind homes, room boxes, vignettes, furniture, dolls and
everything that makes a house a home. Handcrafted by the
world’s finest miniature artisans. The museum gift shop has
doll houses, books and miniatures.
215 Sutton Street, Maysville, Kentucky 41056. Telf:
606.564.5865 Tuesday through Friday: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday: 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
|| France / Museum / Mayenne
Miniatures is a small museum housing a private collection of more than
45 miniature displays. It is located in Northwest France at Le Domaine
des Hallais, a centre for group holidays and classes providing
accommodation for 8-25 people. The collection comprises a wide variety
of dollhouses and roomboxes made and collected by the proprietor,
showcasing hand-made miniatures from the US, UK, Germany and France.
Le Domaine des Hallais, Chemin des grottes, Saint Pierre sur Erve
53270. The museum is open by appointment only. Tel: +33 (0) 243 91 77 69
Canada / Museum / The Little great show on Earth. Over 85 great little
attractions to thrill and delight the young and young at heart.
Little show on Earth. Over 85 great little attractions to thrill and delight the young and young at heart.
649 Humboldt St Victoria, B.C. V8W 1A7. Telf:
250-385-9731. September through April: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May through
August: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
/ Museum / Private museum showing contemporary dolls´houses and a
large selection of miniature handcrafts. It is a veritable world in
miniature including a magnifecent scale model of a 14th century Castle,
standing 7’3” (2.2 metres) tall and 14’9” (4.5
metres) wide. The grand interior has been built and decorated as an
exact copy of the original and contains many wonderful features such as
authentic panels, mouldings, doors and fireplaces, as well as an
impressive 58 windows and 8000 roof tiles. Many of the houses and
furniture in the museum are of Scandinavian design, some items being
rare and very unusual. The museum is housed in a former farm building
and attached to it is a large, well stocked shop which particularly
caters for the more discerning miniatures collector.
Opening hours: Wednesday and Thursday: 1pm to 5 pm, Saturday: 12pm to 4 pm. Other days reserved for pre-booked groups.
Miniseum, Memstrupvej 1, 9550 Mariager, Denmark Telf: +45 8648 4824.
|MUSEE DE LA POUPEE-PARIS
/ Museum / The Musée de la Poupée was opened in June 1994
in a charming cul de sac full of flowers and trees, very near the
George Pompidou’s Center in the historical district where the
doll makers worked in the last century. It is close to the new Anne
Founded by a father and son, Guido and Samy Odin, two passionate
collectors, this private Museum exhibits a collection of antique dolls
from 1800 to 1945 and temporary exhibits. The Musée de la
Poupée gives many activities for children and adults related to
temporary exhibits and to dolls. The shop and book-store offer a wide
range of souvenirs as well as antique and collectible dolls. Many books
are available on that subject. The Museum's doll hospital receives
dolls, bathing babies, plush animals and the director can also make
Open from Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm. Closed on Mondays and hollidays.
Impasse Berthaud, 75003 Paris - M° Rambuteau / Car park Beaubourg - Tel : 01 42 72 73 11 - Fax : 01 44 54 04 48
|PUPPEN & SPIELZEUGMUSEUM
|| Germany / Museum / Hofbronnengasse 13, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Telf: + 49 (9861) 7330. March through December: 9.30 am - 6 pm. January
and February: 11 am - 5 pm.
|ROSALIE WHYEL MUSEUM OF DOLL ART
USA / Museum / 1116 108th Ave. N.E, Bellevue, WA 98004. Telf:
(425) 455-1116. Monday thru Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m.
to 5 p.m.
|THE GREAT AMERICAN DOLLHOUSE MUSEUM
USA / Museum / The museum's 6,000 foot historical building hosts a
large exhibition hall as well as a fully-stocked miniatures
store. A banquet room seating 48 serves meetings and
groups. The museum is situated on a 2-acre landscaped green
suitable for outdoor events. The exhibition hall showcases
antique and artisan miniature houses arranged as a timeline of U.S.
history, a 1900 village with many neighborhoods, and a fantasy forest.
344 Swope Drive, Danville, KY 40422. Tuesday through Saturday: 11'00 - 17:00. Closed Sunday and Monday
|THE MINI - TIME MACHINE MUSEUM OF MINIATURES
/ Museum / 5. The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Tucson,
Arizona is a 15,560 square- foot state-of-the-art museum displaying an
entertaining and interactive array of antique and contemporary
miniatures as well as enchanting artifacts. The extraordinary
collection in this educational and magical environment appeals to
visitors of all ages, interests and talents.
Opening times: Tuesday thru Saturday. 9am-4pm.
4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive, Tucson, AZ 85712, (Arizona), Telf: 520.881.0606 Fax: 520.881.9307.
|THE MINIATURE MUSEUM OF GREATER ST. LOUIS
|| USA / Museum / 4746 Gravois Ave. St. Louis, MO 63116. Telf: (636) 832-7790. Wednesday thru Saturday: 11.00 - 16.00. Sunday: 13.00 - 16.00. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day.