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Dolls' Houses
Past & Present

A website and ezine about dolls' houses: antique, vintage and modern.
Plus furniture and accessories.

What you’ll find here

Dolls’ Houses Past and Present offers something for everyone with an interest in dolls’ houses. The site:

  • has lively discussion Forums where members can get help with identifying and restoring, conserving or renovating older dolls’ houses, advice on constructing, decorating or electrifying newer ones, or share any other dolls’ house-related topic in friendly chat with fellow enthusiasts.
  • has a fascinating Photo Gallery displaying thousands of images uploaded by individual members organized into over 200 separate categories. More than 165 of these specifically identify dolls’ house makers from the last 150 years. [These are currently in the process of being transferred in from our old website.]
  • holds detailed photographic databases illustrating the many dolls’ houses made by the famous British firms G & J Lines and Lines Bros Triang.
  • regularly publishes an online magazine which documents original research, presents rare antique dolls’ houses, and shares members’ collections and original creations. The magazine can be read on site and also downloaded if you wish to keep a record of it. [These are currently in the process of being transferred in from our old website.]
  • has areas for members to list For Sale and Wanted dolls’ house-related items.
  • supplies useful links to other dolls’ house-related websites.
  • provides information on museums and places of interest for the travelling miniaturist.

Want to help?

We're always looking for articles, features and photographs for the magazine. This is an opportunity for you to share information and photos of your dolls’ houses and/or items from your collection. Your knowledge could inspire newcomers to the hobby!

Also, if you encounter any dead links or typos on the site we'd love to know.