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Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood

Open Now: 00:00 - 17:00
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Fun little place

We stopped in here while visiting Powers court house. It's staffed by wonderful volunteers and is... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Andrew H
Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States
A sweet museum, soon to be moved

Apparently the museum will be moving to Dublin some time in September. We were happy to have... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Herndon, Virginia
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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...more
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Powerscourt House, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We stopped in here while visiting Powers court house. It's staffed by wonderful volunteers and is quite inexpensive. It's a small area with two main rooms full of miniatures and displays. They make good use of the limited space, and since all the displays are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Apparently the museum will be moving to Dublin some time in September. We were happy to have visited it on our day at Powerscourt House. The volunteers are clearly very invested in the museum and its artifacts. We had an impromptu guided tour! Great artifacts,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ProsperoDGC
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

A sweet little display of old toys, teddies, dolls, and doll houses. One doll house in particular has amazing detail, minuscule carved (old) ivory furniture, carved and inlaid wood furniture. This display is moving to Dublin later this year, but we were glad we saw...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jangems
Reviewed 25 March 2018

My ten year old daughter absolute adored this place. It's so beautifully put together and has inspired us to create our own dolls house. Such a treat.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is the third or fourth time I have visited Tara's Palace in the last year. My sister - who now has advanced Alzheimer's, but was a keen craftswoman in her day - absolutely adores it. And so do I. The exhibits are so delicately...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank G and B R
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

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 children's charity. Staffed by the friendliest and informative volunteers. A particularly thoughtful layout ensures...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Was running out of time at Powerscourt as had to catch the ferry but dashed in, as I didn't want to miss it. If you like doll's houses, this is for you. Massive furnished dolls house but lots if other old toys as well to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank maryb2107pat
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My son really enjoyed exploring all the displays. Worth the money and all proceeds support different charities that help children.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Melindamercer
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Situated within Powerscourt Estate and entry fee is 8 euros concession ticket. It houses bears, dolls, dolls' houses and various toys. It is a charity and most of the items have been donated. One of the volunteers shows you around then leaves you to wander...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ladybrr
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The dolls’ house exhibit is well worth a visit and the staff are very knowledgeable about all they have on display - a large house with many rooms and several other toy collections.

Date of experience: June 2017
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