Small Stories

At Home in a Dollhouse

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May 21 2016 - Jan 22 2017

This exhibition reveals the fascinating stories behind some of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood’s best-loved doll houses, taking you on a journey through the history of the home, everyday lives, and changing family relationships. The small stories of 12 doll houses from the past 300 years are brought to life by imagining the characters that live or work there. Meet the residents and discover tales of marriages and parties, politics and crime.

The exhibition encompasses country mansions, the Georgian town house,suburban villas, newly-built council estates and high-rise apartments. The homes show developments in architecture and design and encompass country mansions, the Georgian townhouse, suburban villas, social or public housing and high-rise apartments.

Many of the houses, their furniture and dolls have been specially conserved for the exhibition, with around 1,900 objects being restored over two years in the V&A Museum’s conservation department.

  • British
  • Architecture

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