Help us bring the Nostell dolls' house back to life

Commissioned by the Winn family around 1735, the Nostell dolls' house is an intricately-crafted historic house in miniature. It is arguably the best example of its kind – and at over 260 years old it’s in vital need of conservation.

Bedroom in Nostell's Georgian dolls' house
A close up of the kitchen in the Nostell dolls' house.

Help the baby treasure house sparkle

Your donations will help us bring this unique treasure back to life so that future generations can enjoy it. As well undertaking remedial conservation we want to put it into a new showcase to protect it, fix its broken lighting and relocate it on to the ground floor of the house so that as many people as possible can be inspired by the story it tells.

  • It was commissioned around 1735 for Susannah Shaw, wife of the 4th baronet
  • It is the only one of its kind still in the house it was made for
  • It will cost over £100,000 to restore it and bring it centre stage

Donate to Help us bring the Nostell dolls' house back to life

Please select an amount

£10 could go towards the case that is needed to protect the dolls' house from further damage
£45 could pay for one hour of studio time with a specialist conservator to help repair the items in the house which are broken
£100 could go towards our exciting new programme of activity to unlock the stories of the dolls' house
Or enter your own amount

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the irreplaceable treasures in our care. Memberships help to pay for some of the work we do. But they only go so far. Additional donations are crucial to maintaining our collections, from stunning works of silverware to personal keepsakes that bring the past to life. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work to our collections at this special place. With your support, we can continue to conserve, protect and provide access to these fascinating pieces of history. For everyone, for ever.

Donate now to the Nostell dolls' house appeal