From 18th-century mini palaces to interactive eco-houses, the dolls’ houses at the places we look after are as varied as they are beautiful. Because a lot of our dolls’ houses are very old (and have some enchanting stories to tell), some of them can’t be played with. But even if you can't touch them, you can still learn a lot about how people used to live. Plus, all of our dolls' houses are great for a game of I spy.
Beatrix Potter's dolls' house at Hill Top, Cumbria, was the magical place that inspired The Tale of Two Bad Mice. Visit with your family to experience the magic.
The 18th-century doll's house at Uppark House in Sussex, and its contents, are incredibly well preserved. They offer a glimpse into the details of what life family life was like at that time.
Visit Morden Hall Park in London to take the kids to a dolls' house with a difference. Complete with solar panels, this eco-house is a great, interactive way of teaching children about sustainable living.
Wallington in Northumberland has a whole room full on beautiful dolls' houses. Our favourite has 1,500 pieces of furniture. Visit with your family and step into this miniature world.
The 18th-century dolls' house at Nostell Priory is full of elaborately-crafted miniature furniture, including tiny Chippendale pieces. These are some well-to-do dolls!
Visit Saltram in Devon and discover the Whiteway doll's house donated by collector Vivien Greene. Can you and the children spot the tiny snowglobe in the playroom? It may be miniscule but it works!
The Museum of Childhood in Derbyshire is home to a collection of 20 dolls' houses. Visit with your family and let your imaginations run wild.
People lived, died, loved and fought at the places we look after. Their stories will bring the Tudors, Victorians and wartime people to life for your children. Here are some of the places to visit.
How do you keep the kids entertained on a rainy day? Head to one of the special places we look after for some great activities that won't be ruined by a downpour.
Dressing up is a fun way for children to get in touch with the past. We've picked our top places to try on costumes and play make-believe.