NORFOLK Museums Service
Norwich Castle

Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls’ House

4 March – 25 June

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Take a peek behind closed doors and discover the Small Stories of the tiny inhabitants of twelve of the V&A Museum of Childhood’s most treasured dolls’ houses.

Journey through 300 years of the history of the home and listen to takes of marriages and parties, politics and crime. Visit a country mansion, a Victorian town house, a suburban semi, and a high-rise apartment.

This fun, family exhibition has detail to delight all ages. Explore each dolls’ house through audio and lighting, or shrink to doll size, dress up, and experience daily life in the 1840s and 1960s in our room recreations.

The finale of the exhibition is Dream House 2017, featuring magical, miniature rooms specially created by Norfolk architects, artists, makers, students, and school groups.

At Strangers’ Hall, see the newly conserved Norwich Baby House, alongside delightful examples of dolls’ houses, furniture and miniatures from our extensive collections. Follow the trail to discover them all – arranged throughout our period room settings for the duration of the show. Special introductory tours of both exhibitions are available – tel. 01603 493636.

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