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Angel's Attic

Santa Monica
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Address: 516 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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+1 310-394-8331

Victorian mansion museum filled with dolls, dollhouses and other...

Victorian mansion museum filled with dolls, dollhouses and other collectible items; high tea is also served.

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Doll house delight

If you blink you would miss it. The angel statue outside the Victorian house structure if it's hard to find. It's metro close and offers a fine selection of doll house displays... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica, California
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

If you blink you would miss it. The angel statue outside the Victorian house structure if it's hard to find. It's metro close and offers a fine selection of doll house displays to view. I found a few unique items in the gift shop that were not expensive.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

My husband and I visited this museum on Oct. 4th, 2016, and even though it was not open that day, Charles opened it because it was the only day I would be in Santa Monica and when I called him from FL and told him I was desperate to see it, because I have loved miniature furniture and dollhouses, and... More 

1 Thank Priescilla
Christchurch New Zealand
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Angel's Attic, is just wonderful. It really is a hidden treasure and not something you'd expect to see in a busy place like Santa Monica. There are heaps and heaps of Dolls Houses to view and also dolls and other miniatures. The Historic house they are in is also beautiful but surrounded by modern buildings, the new tram tracks are... More 

1 Thank Rachel1087
Los Angeles, California
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1,946 reviews
1,235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

A quaint & charming well preserved Victorian house which holds a treasure trove of Doll Houses & accouterments. Ladies & girls will be nostalgically swept off their feet. Guys like it because the miniature constructions keep them busy. A special treat place, plus the house reminds you that this is how Ocean Ave. homes looked - before the modern gentrification.... More 

1 Thank David B L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

My wife Sandra and I visited the museum in September 2010 during our annual vacation from the UK. The place is magical and inspiring, and the gentleman who gave us the tour was so helpful, knowledgeable and positive. He gave us as much time as we needed to look around and ask questions, providing fascinating information about each doll house... More 

2 Thank RichS67
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2013

I visited this Victorian house in Santa Monica. There was a vast array of beautiful and old doll houses and dolls throughout the house. The person at the museum was friendly and informative. I have never seen anything like this but it was a nice pleasant surprise to discover something a little bit different in Santa Monica to see. A... More 

2 Thank bilby2009
Gales Ferry, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2012

We found this small museum through Trip Advisor and sure were glad that we did, The beautiful, historic Victorian House is jam packed with doll houses, doll furniture, dolls and a few toys. All are incredibly well displayed thanks to the amazing talent of the museum artistic director and host Charles Phillips. He proudly shows off the collection and provides... More 

4 Thank oompahdave
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2010

I agree with another reviewer, this is a hidden gem. I'm always so happy to see it's still open. I used to go a lot when I was little and now I'm looking forward to taking my niece there. Places like this are rare.

6 Thank eck1979
Los Angeles
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89 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2009

Angel's Attic in Santa Monica is a hidden gem in the LA area. In my recent visits, I have been alone or with one other group. The museum is in a Victorian house that is worth the visit. The antique doll houses are filled with original furniture and dolls. There are also some exquisite modern houses and other antique toys.... More 

6 Thank MargieLA

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