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More showpiece than toy

Our museum collection also includes doll’s houses from the period around the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th. The valuable rarities delight through their originality, imaginativeness, beauty, and fascinating attention to detail.

The history of doll’s houses extends back to the 16th century. In 1557, Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria ordered a miniature copy of a royal residence. Wealthy patrician families adopted the idea in the 17th and 18th centuries and had copies made of their houses. These sumptuous individual pieces were miniature works of art. They were not intended to be used for play, but to demonstrate the owner’s prestige and standing. Series production of doll’s houses began in the second half of the 19th century. Parents now began to use doll’s houses to prepare their children for their role in society.

The latest

from the Museum

Current special exhibition

Perfume flacons – vessels for seductive fragrances

Current special exhibition

Perfume flacons – vessels for seductive fragrances

The Storp Collection – from antiquity to the present day

21 October 2017 – 8 April 2018

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The culinary world

Ristorante La Sosta

The culinary world

Ristorante La Sosta

For appetites both great and small. Open daily, with hot dishes available throughout opening hours.

To Ristorante La Sosta

Including the current special exhibition

Public tours

Including the current special exhibition

Public tours

Tours are given on the 1st Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. Duration: About 1 hour.

To the tours

Our

Opening hours

Our

Opening hours

Opening hours, including holidays, for the museum, boutique, and Ristorante La Sosta.

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