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Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood

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Address: Powerscourt House, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Ireland
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+353 1 274 8090
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Visit the enchanting Museum of Childhood & Tara’s Palace, located in...

Visit the enchanting Museum of Childhood & Tara’s Palace, located in the magnificent Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.Let your imagination take over as you view antique toys, historic childhood bygones and dolls’ houses dating back over 300 years.Be amazed at Tara’s Palace, our centre piece, which is one of the world’s most magnificent Dolls’ Palaces. Let your mind step into this miniature palace created to 1/12th scale by Irish master craftsmen. Kids of all ages, from 5 to 105 love Tara’s Palace.The Museum of Childhood is one of Dublin’s ‘must see’ museums. It is a hidden treasure. Ideal as part of a day trip to the Powerscourt Estate and the beautiful village of Enniskerry itself.So, for a great treat, drop in to see us in Tara’s Palace. We look forward to welcoming you.

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My sister and I visited Tara's Palace as part of a trip to the Powerscourt estate. We saw its precursor, Titania's Palace, about sixty years ago and never forgot it, and this is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My sister and I visited Tara's Palace as part of a trip to the Powerscourt estate. We saw its precursor, Titania's Palace, about sixty years ago and never forgot it, and this is truly a worthy successor. Even if it weren't for such a good cause (all the money goes to a children's charity) it merits frequent visits. There is... More 

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Thank G and B R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

So went to this museum today as a family of 4. It was €12 for a family entrance, part of which goes to various children's charities, so as a parent it's a good cause. For the men there's all the cars, fire engines etc. To marvel at and for the ladies there's all the dolls, model homes , and dresses,... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is a brilliant place to visit. If you are in PowersCourt this is well worth the 5eur and it goes to a very good cause. The Palace is amazing. The detail really blew the little one's mind and she had such fun finding all the different things in the different rooms. The staff were really friendly and helpful and... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This "museum" is tucked in amongst the businesses that are stuffed into the Powerscourt House. It appeared very small and the price was very high. As others have said peek though the entrance to get a flavor and move on - unless you are a doll fanatic.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

On a visit to Powerscourt, we visited Tara's, and paid €5 each for a few minute browse... Costing us €25 for the 5 of us, in our opinion not worth the money...

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited Tara's Palace as part of our trip to Powerscourt Garden, it was well worth the small extra charge. A truly delightful doll's house with other wonderful memories of childhood.

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Thank JNewman226a
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

When we went in there was no one in the shop so we walked into the exhibition area to enquire and got shouted at - you can't come in you have to pay! At which we politely said no thank you and left. All the lady needed to say was welcome to Tara's Palace, it costs x to visit. Everyone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was quite the treat! Memories of our childhood and those of our ancestors. Exquisite display of antique christening gowns. The doll house is priceless.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Lovely museum of miniatures. Historic dollhouses, model cars, trains, etc. of your childhood. The docents are extremely knowledgable and take time to answer any questions. Nominal 5 euro entrance fee goes directly to childrens charities. A must see. Also a play area/party space for the little ones. Plus awesome views of Powerscourt gardens.

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Thank msokrent
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Kids loved this exhibition plenty to see. Interactive quiz too. Slightly expensive give you have already paid into powerscourt but it is for charity.

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