Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood, Enniskerry

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Enter the magical world of dolls and fairies and admire hundreds of miniatures at Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood. With its rich collection of tiny models, furniture, dolls, and dollhouses created by some of the world's most renowned craftsmen, the museum appeals to both kids and adults. The highlight of the collection is without a doubt the famous Tara's Palace, the 22-room masterpiece dollhouse that took over two decades to build. Every miniature piece of furniture in the palace is a work of art, and some are hundreds of years old. The funds that the museum raises through admission fees are used to help children's charity programs throughout Ireland. Use our Enniskerry trip planner to arrange your visit to Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood and other attractions in Enniskerry.
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  • While preparing my trip to Ireland, after I discovered an article about the Palace of Tara and the Museum of childhood. And then I said to myself that I had to visit it. I was surprised when being in Dublin I said I wanted to go to see the Palace of miniatures, the guides did not registered. Recently when I showed them the article where I had seen it, they linked the place and told me I had to take the tour to Wicklow and Powerscourt and Glendalough. Take this tour, which is one of the most beautiful because we visited the Irish countryside. There you can enjoy pure air, stunning views of the landscape with rivers, trees, different foliages and colours. Cows and sheep everywhere, though Wicklow only is 50 km from Dublin. All the excursion is also not to be missed. When the excursion takes you to Powerscourt, which is a neoclassical mansion, and there they give us free time: to eat at a lovely Tearoom, where we tasted some delicious cakes and stroll through its beautiful gardens. Is there where the subject of this article is: the Tara's Palace. Within the Powerscourt House, the children's Museum is located, and as a fundamental attraction is inside a great House in miniature, or rather a Palace: with all his furniture, pictures, rooms on two floors, where you can see between all that Voodoo doll and book more tiny. With jobs that demanded their artisans over 20 years to make it. Why for all the lovers of thumbnails, this is a must. If you go by car, the address is Wicklow, and if you are going hiking take which I have mentioned, and after seeing the Palace in miniature, you have time to visit the gardens of indescribable beauty.
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  • I went because it was near the powers hotel. Inside was decorated with old miniature figures and dolls.
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  • Located upstairs in Powerscourt House, Tara's Palace houses some absolutely exquisite toys and the most magnificent dolls house which rivals the Windsor Castle display. The modest entry fee goes to a ...  more »
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  • A lovely trip down memory lane
  • Has to be seen to be believed. Wonderful little museum full of priceless miniatures. A must see if you are in the Dublin or Wicklow area.
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