Muzeum Domków Lalek, Gier i Zabawek is one of two dollhouse museums in Europe. The Warsaw one was opened in June 2016 thanks to its ‘mother’ – Aneta Popiel-Machnicka. 100 dollhouses, which we can see in the museum, were found and renovated by this one enthusiast.
Her adventure started when she was pregnant and she was trying to buy a dollhouse for her daughter to be. She didn’t find anything interesting in the actual shop offer so she found a second hand dollhouse, really aged and broken, which she decided to renovate by herself. Each of her dollhouses is full of love, passion, amazing little details and stories behind it. Stories about their own origins but also about lifestyle in different epocs.
My favourite one is a writer’s house. I spent about 15 minutes looking at it and finding new great details. I also loved the museum’s price list for the descriptions of their discount tickets. It says that they apply to kindergarten, primary and secondary school children, students and “any person who sometimes feels like a child. Declaration to be made at the cash desk in all seriousness”.
The other thing I love is an entrance to the museum, which is a secret but you’ll find it for sure if you listen to the child inside of you…