Musee de la Poupee, Paris

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#76 of 129 in Museums in Paris
Musee de la Poupee is a private doll museum that demonstrates the most delicate and admirable of craftwork. The museum was established in 1994 and now offers you a display of more than 500 French dolls. As you explore the venue, you’ll find the dolls are arranged chronologically from about the 1800s to present time. Enjoy the wide range of variety and features, including the construction of bisque, composition, cloth, rubber, celluloid, and plastic.

Exhibits are displayed with scale-model furniture, accessories, and toys from the appropriate periods. You won’t walk away without learning something either--one room focuses on doll-making and the materials used in dolls. The museum also presents temporary exhibits and lectures. With our world travel planner, Paris attractions like Musee de la Poupee can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This is a small museum but to doll lovers this is a great place and it will be sad to see it close in September 2017. As others have noted the signs are all in French only. Their '80s display wasn't v...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Small museum where space is fairly small if there's of the world. There are dolls and stuffed animals. Short explanations, with connections on the numbers of the dolls not always clearly visible. Some windows are pretty loaded, where everything is not highlighted. The shop is too small, and is teeming with treasures that brings back memories... If some parts are available, others are much less. Visit interesting overall for someone who has played with dolls but that is not...
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  • July 22, 2017
    Back in time of my grandparents where the Tablet did not exist, this is a museum princalement dolls become collections. Windows captured of the strong scenes well made to introduce these toys of yesteryear. Dolls equipped with accessories (mini dinette, small handbag...) manufactured by artisans designers who wore a knowledge make extraordinary as precision was required. Welcome by the hostess Virginia who knows animate its visitors and find some annecdotes. Signed: 6 x 7, 42
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  • July 12, 2017
    Far out and unique. I absolutely loved finding this hidden special museum. I am not even a doll collector but I found this collection impressive. Every doll you can imagine from around the world arranged in this little jewel box of a museum. If you are looking for the unusual, you have found it here.
  • July 22, 2017
    This place is great! So many dolls of different types. I don't understand why there are not other languages other than French posted. One star off because of that. Check it out though!
  • April 22, 2015
    Used to go here when I was an Au Pair. The kids loved it, both girls and boys. Great and well organised exhibition, amazing selection and details about the dools and their making. Trip back in time assured! :)
  • June 30, 2015
    I would have appreciated an English translation as well. Perhaps next time I go to Paris?
  • August 16, 2016
    Small private doll museum for doll lovers.

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