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Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood

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Powerscourt House, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Ireland
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Absolutely beautiful - must visit!

Located upstairs in Powerscourt House, Tara's Palace houses some absolutely exquisite toys and the... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Natalie N
via mobile
Wish I'd had more time!

Was running out of time at Powerscourt as had to catch the ferry but dashed in, as I didn't want to... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
maryb2107pat
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Malaga, Spain
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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 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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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

Thank Natalie N
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

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.

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

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.

Thank TrewinDorset
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

€12 entry fee for a family and it was well worth the money. The kids aged 6,8 and 10 were given a clipboard to fill in answers as they went around the three rooms. The detail in the dolls houses was staggering but this is...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 21 May 2017

there is no notification that there is an extra cost for this and the person at the counter was quite rude

Thank 759rosemaryc
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great museum with super nice staff. It is worth the entrance fee, that goes to charity. Also, has a lovely shop for dolls.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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...More

Thank G and B R
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...More

Thank Brian M
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