Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood

Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood, Enniskerry: Hours, Address, Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood Reviews: 4.5/5

Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood

Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood
4.5
Speciality Museums • Castles
12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Visit the enchanting Museum of Childhood & Tara’s Palace, located in the magnificent Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.Let your imagination take over as you view antique toys, historic childhood bygones and dolls’ houses dating back over 300 years.Be amazed at Tara’s Palace, our centre piece, which is one of the world’s most magnificent Dolls’ Palaces. Let your mind step into this miniature palace created to 1/12th scale by Irish master craftsmen. Kids of all ages, from 5 to 105 love Tara’s Palace.The Museum of Childhood is one of Dublin’s ‘must see’ museums. It is a hidden treasure. Ideal as part of a day trip to the Powerscourt Estate and the beautiful village of Enniskerry itself.So, for a great treat, drop in to see us in Tara’s Palace. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Zif
Brockton, MA27 contributions
Fun little place
Jul 2018
We stopped in here while visiting Powers court house. It's staffed by wonderful volunteers and is quite inexpensive. It's a small area with two main rooms full of miniatures and displays. They make good use of the limited space, and since all the displays are so tiny there is actually quite a lot to see. I'd recommend taking the time to really look at the intricate detail of all the pieces. The furniture and displays really are incredible reproductions with working parts.
Written 27 August 2018
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ProsperoDGC
Oakton, VA64 contributions
A sweet museum, soon to be moved
Jul 2018 • Family
Apparently the museum will be moving to Dublin some time in September. We were happy to have visited it on our day at Powerscourt House. The volunteers are clearly very invested in the museum and its artifacts. We had an impromptu guided tour! Great artifacts, enthusiastically explained.
Written 18 July 2018
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Jan S
Burnaby, Canada39 contributions
Interesting, if only for the doll houses
Jun 2018 • Couples
A sweet little display of old toys, teddies, dolls, and doll houses. One doll house in particular has amazing detail, minuscule carved (old) ivory furniture, carved and inlaid wood furniture. This display is moving to Dublin later this year, but we were glad we saw it.
Written 14 June 2018
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Elaine B
Dublin, Ireland30 contributions
Mum and Daugher Visit
Jan 2018 • Family
My ten year old daughter absolute adored this place. It's so beautifully put together and has inspired us to create our own dolls house. Such a treat.
Written 25 March 2018
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G and B R
Morecambe, UK1,373 contributions
The loveliest place!
Mar 2018 • Friends
This is the third or fourth time I have visited Tara's Palace in the last year. My sister - who now has advanced Alzheimer's, but was a keen craftswoman in her day - absolutely adores it. And so do I. The exhibits are so delicately made and beautifully presented. The volunteers are endlessly kind.
Written 24 March 2018
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Natalie N
195 contributions
Absolutely beautiful - must visit!
Aug 2017 • Family
Located upstairs in Powerscourt House, Tara's Palace houses some absolutely exquisite toys and the most magnificent dolls house which rivals the Windsor Castle display. The modest entry fee goes to a children's charity. Staffed by the friendliest and informative volunteers. A particularly thoughtful layout ensures all attendees can view the precious toys from past century. A clipboard quiz keeps the older children engaged and enhanced their experience. The lollipop and balloon treat along with warm praise were an added bonus. Toy lovers of all ages will not be disappointed.
Written 24 August 2017
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Mary B
Malaga, Spain66 contributions
Wish I'd had more time!
Aug 2017 • Couples
Was running out of time at Powerscourt as had to catch the ferry but dashed in, as I didn't want to miss it. If you like doll's houses, this is for you. Massive furnished dolls house but lots if other old toys as well to bring back memories. Only a few euros, which goes to charity so worth a visit.
Written 20 August 2017
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Melindamercer
Spanish Fort, AL207 contributions
My son loved seeing all the old toys
Jul 2017 • Family
My son really enjoyed exploring all the displays. Worth the money and all proceeds support different charities that help children.
Written 29 July 2017
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ladybrr
West Kilbride, UK396 contributions
Surprising Little Museum
May 2017 • Couples
Situated within Powerscourt Estate and entry fee is 8 euros concession ticket. It houses bears, dolls, dolls' houses and various toys. It is a charity and most of the items have been donated. One of the volunteers shows you around then leaves you to wander around by yourself. The dolls' houses are wonderful with miniature furnishings in amazing detail - tiny pop up books, bottles of wine, painted ceilings and so on. There is so much to see and admire. There are also beautiful examples of Irish lace, baby gowns embellished with pleats and lace, crochet, etc.
Written 26 July 2017
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TrewinDorset
Christchurch224 contributions
Fascinating display - and great staff
Jun 2017 • Couples
The dolls’ house exhibit is well worth a visit and the staff are very knowledgeable about all they have on display - a large house with many rooms and several other toy collections.
Written 12 July 2017
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  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00


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