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Dolls' Houses
Past & Present

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

What's On?

Please let us know of dolls' house fairs and sales, especially those with a good selection of antique, vintage and/or modern dolls' houses, dolls and furnishing.

This page is by no means a comprehensive guide - we rely on you to tell us of events in your area, or which you organise! Website links are very useful, as they enable us, and members, to have access to up to date information.

Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee that the information given here will always be 100% accurate and up-to-date so please always check with the fair organisers first before making any travel arrangements/journeys.

UK Fairs and Sales

York Dolls' House Fair

Location/Venue: York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX

Date: 10 November 2019

Pre-booked tickets: £4.00 (Adult) £2.50 (DHMS subscriber) £1.50 (Child)

Tickets on the door: £5.00 (Adult) £2.50 (Child)   

Opening Times: 10.30am - 4.00pm. Doors open to advanced ticket holders at 10am.

More information here

London International Antique Teddy Bear, Doll and Toy Fair: '200 Years of Childhood 1750-1950'

Location/Venue: Kensington Town Hall, London

Date: 17 November 2019

'200 Years of Childhood' is a weekend event with seminars and a gala dinner at the Olympia Hilton hotel on the Saturday (16th November), and the fair on the Sunday for antique dolls, dolls' houses, teddy bears and toys from 1750 to 1950.

Fair opening times: 10.30 am to 3.30pm.

Early entry: 8.45am £75, 9.45am £25, 10.30am £5,

More information at: www.200yearsofchildhood.com

Solihull MGM Fair

Location/Venue: Bentley Heath Community Centre, Widney Road, Bentley Heath, Solihull, B93 9BQ

Date: 17 November 2019

More information from:

www.mgmfairs.co.uk

enquiries@mgmfairs.co.uk

Nantwich Dolls House & Miniature Fair

Location/Venue: The Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5DG

Date: 24 November 2019

Open: 10.30am - 3pm

Admission: £3/£2.50 concessions  Children: £1 (under-7s: free)

For more information:

http://www.dollshouse-fairs.co.uk/index.html

enquiries@dollshouse-fairs.co.uk

Kensington Dollshouse Festival

Location/Venue: Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 7NX

Date: 30 November 2019

11am - 6pm

All adults £11.00 (+ £1.57 booking fee)   Child (3-16yrs) £5.00 (+1.14 booking fee). Under 3s free.

More information here

Barton Doll, Teddy and Dollhouse Fair

Location/Venue: Barton Village Hall, Garstang Rd, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5AA

Date: 07 December 2019

Open: 10am - 3.30pm

Admission £1

Mainly vintage and antique, about 38 stalls, some artist bears and dolls. The fair has been going nearly 20 years and many stall holders have been coming from the beginning, we also have a waiting list for stalls. The fair is 4 times a year and on Saturdays. 

More information is available from Robertafairs on Facebook, or telephone Roberta on 
01772 828561.

The Stafford Doll's House Show

Location/Venue: Members Pavilion, County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD

Date: 12 January 2020

By car, approach via the A518 Stafford - Uttoxeter road

Fair open 10.30am - 4pm

All adults £3.50   Children 5-16yrs 50p

More details here

City of London Dollshouse Festival, East London Show

Location/Venue: The Tower Hotel, St Katherine's Way, London, E1W 1LD

Date: 26 January 2020

Fair open 11am - 5pm

Admission: Adults £8.00 (+£1.36 booking fee), or £5.00 after 2pm, on the door only

                      Children (3-16 yrs) £4.00 (+£1.07 booking fee). Under-3s free.

                      Family tickets costing £18 will be available on the door only.

                      Family tickets allow entry of up to 2 adults & 4 children.

More information here

Porthcawl MGM Fair

Location/Venue: Grand Pavilion, The Esplanade, Porthcawl, Wales, CF36 3YW

Date: 16 February 2020

More information from:

www.mgmfairs.co.uk

enquiries@mgmfairs.co.uk

Maidstone MGM Fair

Location/Venue: Downswood Community Centre, Chiltern Close, Downswood, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8XG

Date: 23 February 2020

More information from:

www.mgmfairs.co.uk

enquiries@mgmfairs.co.uk

Thame Dolls' House & Miniatures Fair

Location/Venue: Thame Sports & Art Centre, Oxford Road, Thame, OX9 2BB

Date: 29 February 2020

Fair open from 10.00am until 4.00pm

Entry Fee:
OAPs/clubs - £2.50
Adults - £3.00
Children - £1.00
under 5's - free

Parking and refreshments available.

More information here.

Royal Wootton Bassett MGM Fair

Location/Venue: Memorial Hall, Station Road, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4 8EN

Date: 21 March 2020

More information from:

www.mgmfairs.co.uk

enquiries@mgmfairs.co.uk

Miniatura - The Dolls' House & Miniature Show

Location/Venue: Birmingham NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Date: 21 March 2020

TWO DAY EVENT: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020

Saturday 10am - 5pm, sunday 10am - 4pm

Free parking

More details here.

Market Harborough MGM Fair

Location/Venue: The Jubilee hall, Congregational Church, Market Harborough, Leics, LE16 5TA

Date: 04 April 2020

More information from:

www.mgmfairs.co.uk

enquiries@mgmfairs.co.uk

Leeds Doll's House Show (Pudsey)

Location/Venue: Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawsons Corner, Pudsey, Leeds LS28 5TA

Date: 18 April 2020

Fair open: 10.30am till 4.00pm

Admission: Adults/Seniors: £3.50
Children: 50p

Refreshments for Traders and Customers from the venue.

Free Car Parking at the venue.

More information here

Broxburn MGM fair

Location/Venue: Strathbrock Community Centre, 189a West Main Street, Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland, EH52 5LH

Date: 25 April 2020

More information from:

www.mgmfairs.co.uk

enquiries@mgmfairs.co.uk

Kensington Dollshouse Festival

Location/Venue: Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, London, W8

Date: 15 May 2020

This is a TWO DAY SHOW:

Friday, May 15th 2020, 11am-6pm

Saturday, May 16th 2020, 10am-5pm

TICKET DETAILS:

FRIDAY TICKETS cost £11 + booking fee if purchased on line. You are also able to buy tickets for Friday (or 2 day tickets) in advance directly from LDF by phone or post to avoid booking fees, but postal bookings must include a S.A.E & phone bookings will be charged a p&p fee of £1-UK or £2 R.O.W.

FRIDAY TICKETS bought on the door will cost £15.

SATURDAY TICKETS are only available to buy ON THE DOOR for a price of £7.50. There will be PLENTY of tickets avaiable.

FAMILY TICKETS will also be available to purchase on the door on SATURDAY. These will cost £20 & allow entry for up to 2 adults & 4 children.

CHILD TICKETS for FRIDAY or SATURDAY will be available to purchase on the door & cost £5 for children aged between 3-16 years- under 3's free. (Child tickets for FRIDAY can also be purchased on line)

More information here

USA

Philadelphia Miniaturia

Location/Venue: Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel, 500 Stephens Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19113

Date: 08 November 2019

This is a THREE DAY show:

Friday, November 8th, 2019:  6 - 9pm (preview ticket holders only)

Saturday, November 9th, 2019:  9 - 10am (preview ticket holders only)

Saturday, November 9th, 2019:  10am - 5pm 

Sunday, November 10th, 2019:  10am - 3pm

 

Admission:  Preview tickets: $25 (cover full weekend admission)

                    Saturday (after 10am) or Sunday: $10  Children under 10: $4 

 

For more information:

http://www.philadelphiaminiaturia.com/

show@philadelphiaminiaturia.com

Sarasota Fun in the Sun 2020

Location/Venue: Holiday Inn Airport, 8009 15th Street East, Sarasota, FL 34243

Date: 11 January 2020

This is a TWO DAY event:

Show & Sale: Saturday, January 11th, 2020  10am - 5pm

Workshops: Sunday, January 12th, at the same venue.

General admission: $7

 

More information from:

https://www.miniaturiaunlimited.com/venice_fun/venice_home.html

show@miniaturiaunlimited.com

Orlando Miniatures Festival 2020

Location/Venue: Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista, 13351 State Road, 535 Orlando, FL 32821

Date: 15 February 2020

This is a TWO DAY event:

Workshops: Saturday, February 15th
Preview: Saturday February 15th 4.30pm - 7.30pm
Preview is $18, Includes 2-day admission, and light hors d'ouvres and pizza after the show.

Show: Sunday February 16th 10am - 4pm
General Admission $7

 

More information from:

https://www.miniaturiaunlimited.com/orlando_festival/orlando-fest_home.html

show@miniaturiaunlimited.com

Chicago International Dollhouse Miniatures Show

Location/Venue: MARRIOTT CHICAGO O'HARE HOTEL, 8535 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631

Date: 18 April 2020

This is a THREE DAY show:

Exclusive Preview Show & Sale:
Friday, April 17, 2020  10 am - 5 pm, Saturday, April 18, 2020  9am - 10am
Admission:  $25.00* (£20) each.  Pre-registered Preview is Limited to 600.
Tickets  WILL NOT be available at the door.
Includes Early Buying Privileges and 3 Day Admission

Saturday, April 18, 2020 ~ 10am - 5pm
Sunday, April 19, 2020 ~ 11am - 4pm
Daily Admission:  Adults $10*, Children Under 12 - $5* (No Strollers)

*Payment by cash or cheque only

 

More information from:

https://www.bishopshow.com/blank-chv5

Australia

Dolls house and miniatures shows in Australia

Location/Venue: TBC

A large number of shows/fairs for 2020 are listed online, but almost all are either marked TBC, or the links for information are dead (404 errors).

 

If you know of shows in Australia which are definitely on, please contact us with the details!

France

SIMP - Salon International de la Maison de Poupée

Location/Venue: Cité Internationale Universitaire, Fondation Biermamans-Lapôtre, 7 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014, Paris

Date: 14 June 2020

International dolls' house show in Paris.

Open 10am - 5pm

Admission: 8 euros      Under 5s - free

 

For more information:

www.simp-expo.net

simp-paris@hotmail.com

Germany

1 zu 12

Location/Venue: A2 Forum, D-33378 Rheda-Wiedenbrüch, Gütersloher Straße

Date: 06 June 2020

This is a TWO DAY show

Saturday June 6th, 2020, 11am - 6pm

Sunday June 7th, 2020 10am - 5pm

 

For more information:

www.1zu12.com

info@1zu12.com

Netherlands

DHN Show

Location/Venue: Eusebiuskerk, Kirkplein 1, 6811 EB Arnhem

Date: 07 March 2020

This is a TWO DAY show:

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March, 2020

Saturday 11.00 - 17.00

Sunday 10.00 - 16.00

Admission: €7     

 

For more information:

www.dhnshow.com

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