Doll’s House

Doll’s House

furniture for the dolls house

Conservation project profile

Project focus: Doll’s House, Kew Palace

We have been conserving this 18th century Doll’s House and its contents.

Why this project?

This unique baby house is believed to have been made for the daughters of George III who may have even played with it at Kew Palace, where it now resides. 

With the opening of Kew Palace to the public in March 2006, curators wanted to display this beautiful and historic object. 

Conservators began work in September 2005 to repair structural elements of the house, surface clean it and reattach some of the wallpaper and paint finishes. 

At the same time, our textile conservators carried out conservation of the contents including beds, dolls and chairs.

Read more about the design and conservation of this unique historic object.

Timings: September 2005

Find out more

For more detailed information on the project, including images, please download the Adobe PDF file below.

Ask the conservators

Ask the conservatorsLook for our conservators around the palaces wearing ‘Ask the Conservators’ badges. They’ll be happy to tell you about what they’re doing to conserve the palaces’ collections and to answer your questions.

Supporting us

Palace upkeep is expensive work and as an independent charity we receive no funding from the Government or the Crown. We depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, volunteers and sponsors.

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