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“Nice collection of dolls”

Dunster Museum and Dolls Collection
Ranked #8 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.
Greater London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice collection of dolls”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

I visited this Doll Museum today and it was nice looking at the collection of dolls as I remember some from my childhood. I was expecting to see some victorian dolls amongst the collection, but most of the dolls didn't appear to be that old. It is free entry and relies on donations and volunteers to keep the museum open, so it is worth popping in to have a look around and support them. They need to take a bit more care in the information cards displayed though, as a lot had grammatical errors.
An added bonus if you visit this museum is that you can get free wifi - I couldn't get a mobile signal at all in all of Dunster, so it was good to be able to send a message to let my sons know how long I'd be there for.

Visited April 2014
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Dunster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Magic ..childhood relived”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

My family and I visited the Dunster Memorial Hall that houses a lovely collection of dolls of every size, shape, and age. They are beautifull cared for and displayed. From very old dolls to modern dolls its a huge collection. There is also an embronic museum of artefacts from Dunster. We were able to have a lovely cup of tea and used the Museums WiFi (free) and a very smart new toilet which was most usefull as we have 18month old twin boys and the baby changing facility was great and spotless. Lovely heartwarming visit on a wet, miserable day. Susie Pike

Visited October 2013
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lazy_kitty
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Hardly Noticeable”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

You walk pass a row of shops and you wont notice there is a museum. Walk inside its only a room full of dolls. Sadly it looks run down. Think these days not many people interested in dolls anymore. Need more people to visit n make donations if this place wanna keep going.

Visited October 2013
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stamford, uk
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“Quite a collection”
Reviewed 8 June 2013

A really nice collection in the village centre, free admission. Delightful for boys and girls alike, children and nostalgic adults.

Visited June 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Antique gema”
Reviewed 16 January 2013

This was a lovely unnoticeable Museum snuggled between the shops in Dunster Village.
A lovely small collection of very old dolls, its free of charge however have a donations box to contribute at your own will.

Visited June 2012
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