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Dunster Museum and Dolls Collection

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Address: High Street | The Memorial Hall, Dunster, Exmoor National Park, England
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Dunster wishes to invite you to its brand new community museum and doll...

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.

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1000's of dolls

If you like dolls this is the place for you, I can't get over exicited but I wouldn't have missed the experience of seeing 1,000's of dolls from all over the world in one place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like dolls this is the place for you, I can't get over exicited but I wouldn't have missed the experience of seeing 1,000's of dolls from all over the world in one place. It's free to enter as well.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely museum with a collection of dolls from around the world. Our 4 year old girl really enjoyed it. There is no entrance fee, however you can leave a voluntary contribution. Lovely place. Worth a visit.

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Thank Julia G
West Midlands
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this museum, which is the best collection of dolls I have ever seen. The range, quantity and quality of exhibits is fantastic. The guide on duty was so helpful and full of interesting information about the collection, too. I have adopted one of the dolls and it was lovely to "meet her in person"!

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Thank Dorienne
Victoria Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This little Museum is in the heart of Dunster. It is free and whilst walking in Dunster after visiting the castle it was certainly worth a visit. It is not large being in one large hall/room. It has a few little gems and was like remembering dolls we once all had as children.

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Thank TravellersDownUnder
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This lovely little free museum sits on the high street and is treasure to all those girls of the past remember all those long lost dolls and play things.Small children will be delighted too although the men and boys will not they will find the war items more interesting .All dolls of all ages and eras are displayed here along... More 

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Thank Jennifer M
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

worth looking in and you might see some of the dolls you played with as a child! Nice photo arrangement on the history of Dunster

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Thank pokerpolly
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

A place worth a visit for any doll lover. Some very nice old examples in a clean well layed out setting.

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Thank premier-spy
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

It's free and there's a good selection of dolls from around the world. Dunster is lovely to visit so make it a part of your visit.

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Thank Simon H
Dawlish, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Lots and lots of dolls from various eras are in this little museum. Tried to spot any familiar ones from childhood but only saw one. Many had been donated by locals which is a nice way to preserve them.

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Thank Carol N
Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

It is free and worth a look. We popped in with children and they found it interesting, they found some of the dolls a bit scary but also some quite funny. I wouldn't need to go back but if you're passing, definitely pop in.

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