I simply love museums. They open us up to a whole new world and new experiences. For many doll collectors, there is a passion and love for dolls. Why else would someone get into doll collecting? Everything about the world of dolls, for these collectors, is something interesting to see and learn about. If you are new to the world of doll collecting, then you will definitely want to visit a doll museum. There you can see and appreciate dolls from various centuries and countries. For many doll collectors, it was through a doll museum that they found their niche.
Below is a listing of doll museums you should see. While not a full list it does give you some place to start:
• North Carolina - The Doll and Miniature Museum of High Point - 101 West Green Drive, High Point, North Carolina 27260. Tel: (336) 885-3655
• Montana - Legacy Doll Museum - 3206 6th Avenue North, Billings, Montana. Tel: (406) 252-0041
• Missouri - UFDC Doll Museum - 10900 North Pomona Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64153. Tel: (816) 891-7040
• The Susan Quinlan Doll and Teddy Bear Museum and Library - 122 West Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, California. Tel: (805) 730-1707
• The Arizona Doll and Toy Museum Heritage and Science Park - 7th and Monroe St., SW Corner, 602 E. Adams, Phoenix, Arizona 85004. Tel: (602) 253-9337
• Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art - 1116 108th Ave. N.E. Bellevue, WA 98004. Tel: (425) 455-1116
• Doll and Toy Museum at Mid-Ohio Historical Museum - 700 Winchester Pike, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110. Tel: (614) 837-5573
• The Doll House Museum, 2004 State Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17103. Tel: (717) 233-3099
Doll museums are spread throughout the United States and some are even overseas. The best part is seeing the delicacy and fine details of some of the world’s most loved dolls. The craftsmanship and artistry that it takes into making a doll can be discovered in a doll museum. So if you haven’t had the chance to go to a doll museum, now is your chance. Granted you can find unique dolls online like at www.draculasbrides.com but if you can go to a museum, its well worth it.