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“The kids didn't like it”

Dunster Museum and Dolls Collection
Ranked #7 of 14 things to do in Dunster
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Dunster wishes to invite you to its brand new community museum and doll collection. Come and discover the amazing story of this beautiful village and travel through time from its foundation to the present. Visit us and explore our vibrant history, hear stories of Viking raids and bloodshed in the Civil War, tales of romance in the time of Lords and Ladies and see how history has shaped the idyllic place that thousands visit every year. Also see our fabulous Doll Collection. We have one of the largest collections of dolls in the country, with thousands of dolls spanning different time eras, cultures and manufacturers. The collection is always growing so there are likely to be many new additions and faces if you have visited before! Situated in the beautiful medieval village of Dunster, we are located on the gateway to Exmoor National Park. Come and visit us today! PLEASE NOTE: The Project is still under way and as such not all aspects of it are complete. We thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
Atherstone, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“The kids didn't like it”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

interesting idea to have this museum, but I'm not sure who it appeals to!

Visited June 2012
Thank JeniBennett
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55 reviews from our community

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English first
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An era lost”
Reviewed 18 April 2012

Wonderful dolls with amazing clothes of all description sizes and styles

Visited April 2012
Thank chaletBirmingham
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Great selection of dolls to look at. Well worth a visit

Thank lovemyholidays46
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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A wonderful devotion by one person”
Reviewed 21 September 2011

A truly wonderful exhibition of dolls and toys through the last century. Its a shame that the number of volunteer helpers has dwindled as we were not able to go in this year (September 2011) and were sorry to have missed the amazing displays.

Visited October 2010
3 Thank Stephanie D
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106 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Facinating and amazing”
Reviewed 31 July 2011

The Doll Museum in Dunster is a really unusual and fascinating little museum of hundreds of dolls of all sizes, shapes and colours collected through the ages. There are also costume dolls, puppets, tea sets, hand made houses and the usual things that go with dolls as well as novelty dolls. Things you haven't seen before and some that will bring back memories.
It is beautifully laid out with an interesting history of how it came to be.
There are so many that it really requires more than one visit to take it all in.
I have been more than once because the displays change every year, only a proportion of the collection are on display at any one time. This is no problem as it is free, just asking for donations if you would, to help with the running costs. It is staffed by volunteers from the village.
It is open Easter to September and housed on the top floor of the village hall in the centre of Dunster. It is an oasis of peace after the busy High Street.
There is a stair lift that can take someone with mobility problems up the old oak stairs but you will need to negotiate some cobbles and a couple of steps into the hall.

Visited July 2011
4 Thank Toopaz
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