Mini mansion dolls’ house to go on display at National Trust Nostell

One of the UK’s rarest dolls’ houses is the centrepiece of a new exhibition at the country house that inspired its creation.

Thursday, 5th March 2020, 3:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th March 2020, 3:46 pm

The miniature version of Nostell is one of only 12 surviving 18th-century dolls’ houses and the only one that visitors can see in the home it was designed for.

The grand mansion in perfect miniature has been painstakingly conserved down to the last tiny piece of intricate furniture, lavish wallpaper and hallmarked silverware.

From this Saturday, March 7, it will be newly displayed in a bespoke, dramatically-lit gallery space so visitors can see every tiny detail.

One of the UKs rarest dolls houses is the centrepiece of a new exhibition at the country house that inspired its creation.

The house was conserved with generous donations from visitors and donors.

Nostell’s curator Simon McCormack said: “Nostell’s miniature house is essentially a time capsule offering a window into the world of the 18th-century country house.

“I can’t thank enough those who donated to the project and played their part in conserving the dolls’ house to its former glory - creating a wonderful display for generations to come.”

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One of the UKs rarest dolls houses is the centrepiece of a new exhibition at the country house that inspired its creation.