Tours & Tickets for 2021
Queen Mary’s dolls’ house is perhaps the most famous dolls’ house in the world, and certainly one of the largest, most beautiful and most detailed.
Built for Queen Mary, consort to George V, the dolls’ house was designed by renowned architect Edward Lutyens and features contributions from around 1,500 leading artists, craftspeople and manufacturers of the early part of the 20th century.
Incredible attention to detail
Queen Mary’s dolls’ house was crafted over the course of four years, between 1921 and 1924.
The house is a world in miniature, depicting life below stairs in the servants’ quarters and upstairs in the opulent surroundings of the royal chambers, saloon and dining room.
Each room is filled with exquisite, hand-made items of furniture, from scale replica four-poster beds to Singer sewing machines and children’s toys.
It’s even fitted with electricity, working lifts and hot and cold water.
One of the finest dolls’ houses in the world
If you visit Windsor Castle, no tour would be complete without taking a look at Queen Mary’s dolls’ house. This magnificent piece has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated, as the craftsmanship and sheer attention to detail are second to none and make it one of the finest examples of its kind in the world..
A world in miniature
The dolls’ house manages to capture a very specific period in the history of the Royal Family, at a time when the world was changing rapidly.
Few items within the Windsor collection hold such charm and can capture the imagination so effectively, making this treasured heirloom well worth a visit.