Dolls House and Toy Museum

Dolls House and Toy Museum, Newport -Trefdraeth: Address, Dolls House and Toy Museum Reviews: 5/5

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Kipstone
Stone, UK54 contributions
What a goldmine of memories and so unique!
As a collector of vintage toys I was delighted to shown around to be allowed to share these incredible world class exhibits. The dolls houses were exquisite, the tin plate toys remarkable and so many of them with their boxes and in full working order. If in Newport do find this little house and spend an hour surrounded by invaluable nostalgia and what childhood meant in times gone by
Wonderful and many thanks
Written February 14, 2022
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John H
Milford Haven, UK397 contributions
Couples
My wife and I visited Ty Twt today as my wife has just started in the dolls house craft.
Ty Twt is run by two sisters Pam & Val Ripley (one is 91and the other 94) they are remarkable. The dolls houses range from 1840 to present day. The lovely ladies are enthusiastic and talk you through each house, pointing out the developments over the years. The upper floor houses the toys from the past and is a real treat. They even show you a video of the clockwork toys in action!
Written August 31, 2015
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sus
Gloucester, UK39 contributions
Family
We have come back to this many times since it opened with children from 2 to 12 (so far). It is just so good to look inside these dolls houses! The detail is amazing and as the collection grows you may spot some familiar additions. A lovely local venue to support and just next to some great cafes too. Just right for a small family visit.
Written March 4, 2019
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Ms_Breakspear
London, UK33 contributions
Family
Visited with 2 boys with some trepidation as they are not known for their love of dolls. However, we were all transfixed by this incredible collection. Boys loved the cute quiz and spotting all sorts of toys they recognised. And were even fascinated by the dolls’ houses!! The history and stories behind the treasures are remarkable and all the more special as we were shown around by the owner, Val, who is wonderful at 95. Truly museum worthy pieces - not at all surprised to hear it rivals the V&A toy collection.
Written October 25, 2019
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JTG1972
South Yorkshire, UK17 contributions
The Dolls House and Toy Museum in Newport is in it's 10th season.

It's educational, nostalgic, fun and fascinating all in one.

The museum was setup by Val Ripley with her sister 10 years ago. The flagship of the museum collection is Vals dolls house she received as a gift in 1939. It was put into storage at the outbreak of the 2nd World War where it remained perfectly preserved and rediscovered in the 1970's when Val's mother past away.

Val sadly lost her sister in recent years but her enthusiasm and passion for her collection is there for all to see when you meet her.

Please visit this box of delights and support Val.
Written August 9, 2019
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tototny@
Rhondda Cynon Taf, UK1,126 contributions
Couples
what a lovely amazing museum the owner very attentive and was telling us most of the doll house history i could listened to her all day and look around just speechless amazing and will definitely recommended for historian /collectors.
Written February 22, 2017
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Tina J
South Wales22 contributions
Family
I took my 82 year old mum , 79 year old mother in law , daughters aged 27 and 14 and there was something for everyone , it is an interesting little place and the owner Val told us some interesting stories , she is an amazing lady , it’s only a small place but full of wonderful dolls houses and toys !
Written February 28, 2019
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bpavison
Lacock, UK10 contributions
Couples
Popped in on the off chance! Amazing ... a personal collection of dolls houses, toys and mementos brought together under one roof, offering a fascinating history. The amazing owner is 94, and a brilliant host and tour guide ... something for everyone!
Written August 1, 2018
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Charfield2015
Bristol, UK5 contributions
What a brilliant museum. Val the 93 year old owner was so nice.Brought back lovely memories of my childhood.
Written March 4, 2018
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66sueran
Sheffield, UK27 contributions
Family
A visit not to be missed, the dolls houses are amazing. Everyone will see their best toy. The quiz for my 6 year old grandchild was interesting for all of us and she got a good prize for finding everything. The 2 ladies that run the museum are very knowledgeable and obviously love their job. My husband and dog found a seat outside so everyone was happy.
Written August 27, 2017
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