Dunster Museum and Dolls Collection

Dunster Museum and Dolls Collection

Dunster Museum and Dolls Collection
4.5
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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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Stephanie D
Wadebridge, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2010 • Friends
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.
Written September 21, 2011
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vicky73111
High Wycombe, UK106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
I went here with my husband and young son, it was quite interesting for me as I recognised some dolls from my childhood, certainly in better condition than some of mine were. There is a mixture of old dolls and some more up to date ones, a wills and Kate doll for instance,some really creepy looking ones too and you got the feeling a load of people had just cleared their attics out and sent donations here. I'm glad it was free to get in as I couldn't really set a price on this one I'm afraid.
Written September 19, 2018
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EssexDizzy
Essex, UK70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Visited Dunster, and after looking round the Castle and having a cream tea - the heavens opened. We ducked in here until it had passed - bit cheeky of us I know, but it was free.
Dolls have never been my cup of tea, even as a little girl - in fact I find some of the older ones a bit creepy with their 'flappy' eyes, but I have to say it is a real labour of love for the staff.
There's lots and lots of dolls in all shapes, sizes and ages and they are all beautifully presented.
I recognized some from my own childhood and from my grandmother that have been handed down through the family.
Interesting and nostalgic.
Written May 31, 2017
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poole533
Braintree, UK19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This dolls museum is in the heart of Dunster main street. Small and donations have been given by local people.
It is wheel chair friendly with a lift to the top floor. Its marvellous how old some of the dolls are and so well kept.
The museum opens at 11am and is free. Donations gratefully accepted.
Written June 27, 2019
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bizzybristol
bristol49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Well presented museum with good information. We would have liked longer to read everything but we were short of time. Worth a return visit. Lots of interesting dolls in the collection upstairs.
Written April 29, 2019
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conygar
Dunster, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Run by volunteers and free to enter. Lots of dolls and great information on the history of Dunster. Open from 11a.m. until 4 p.m. every day.
Written March 29, 2019
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Addison182
Bath, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
I spent a very enjoyable hour visiting this little museum which seemed to be staffed by volunteers. I particularly enjoyed visiting the Doll Museum which had hundreds of very interesting dolls beautifully displayed with information about them. Many exhibits seemed to be donations with information about the donor too. It is free to visit and much work must go into the upkeep and displays in the museum so all credit to the people involved, I for one much appreciated their hard work.
Written October 14, 2018
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nsday_utd
Droitwich, UK36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
A delightful little museum run by volunteers. We were amazed at the number, and variety, of dolls and found the staff very pleasant and helpful.
Written October 9, 2018
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Glamama
kent343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Nice little place to visit in the town. 100's of dolls of every shape and variety. Free to enter too!
Written August 13, 2018
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Janet H
Worcester, UK595 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Dolls can be found on first floor of Dunster Museum.(There is a lift for those unable to climb stairs) Numerous showcases packed full of dolls of all descriptions. All very informative and nostalgic. Museum is free.
Written June 23, 2018
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