Category Archives: Wicklow

Unique Gifts – Handmade Doll Houses now available to purchase at Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood

The Handmade Dolls House company, based in County Wicklow, make uniquely designed doll houses using a long standing family tradition. Over 120 pieces of timber are used to construct a single doll’s house. Customers can choose from a number of … Continue reading

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Open Day for Tour Operators – April 10th, 12 to 4pm

  OPEN DAY AT TARA’S PALACE MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD AT POWERSCOURT HOUSE ENNISKERRY CO. WICKLOW   Tara’s Palace is having an Open Day on Thursday April the 10th from 12pm till 4pm and we would be delighted if you could … Continue reading

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Miniature books are big collector items

Excerpts from an article by the Somerville News http://www.thesomervillenews.com/archives/26182 While miniature books are by their very definition are smaller than other books, they are every bit as collectible as their larger counterparts. In fact, collecting miniature books has become so … Continue reading

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CALLING ALL DOLL HOUSE AND MINIATURE ENTHUSIASTS!

THE GATHERING IRELAND 2013 Next year is the year of the Gathering in Ireland. Whether you’re Irish born, Irish bred or Irish in spirit, get involved and celebrate a year of Irish connections. The Gathering Ireland 2013 is about planning special … Continue reading

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An Exhibition of Model Cars and Fire Engines at Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood

Our very own volunteer Keith Dungan has given, on loan, his prized collection of model Fire Engines and some model cars including a Ferrari Testa Rossa and an E type Jaguar. The models are of European and American emergency vehicles … Continue reading

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How Old Is Teddy? Vintage Teddies at Tara’s Palace Museum.

There are several features that help to determine the age of a vintage teddy: THE MAKER – Often, bears can be attributed to their maker simply by style or look. Premium and highly sought after bears are by makers such as … Continue reading

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Christening Robe Collection

Angela Somerfield donated this beautiful christening robe to Tara’s Palace. The robe dates from the 1920’s and belonged to Angela’s aunt who was a nurse and worked for Lord and Lady Redesdale. Lord Redesdale is also known as The Hon David … Continue reading

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