Jan 25, 2016

Dolls' Houses Through the Ages

The Aboa Vetus/Ars Nova museum in Turku has borrowed a collection of dolls' houses from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The exhibition is open until April 10th, and features dolls' houses dating from 1712 to 2001.

I liked the Victorian ones the best. The detail is amazing, and provides a fascinating glimpse into life in the 1800s.


                                     Creepy little boy at the window. *shudders*


The dolls' houses were mostly decorative, and the kids never got to play with them. A lot of the furniture is really fragile, so I kind of get why that is. But it's kind of a bummer if you think about it, a kid having something that cool in the house and not being allowed to touch it.


A fun exhibition, if you want to check it out. Admission to Aboa Vetus is included, and the cafe does an amazing brunch on the weekends.

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