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100 years of Queen Mary's Dolls' House

Queen Mary's Dolls' House at Windsor Castle
Queen Mary's Dolls' House at Windsor Castle ©

Map & directions

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
By car

There is no visitor car parking at the Castle, so we recommend you use public car parks in the town centre. Details about parking in Windsor town centre can be found on www.windsor.gov.uk

By train

The nearest train stations are 'Windsor & Eton Central' or 'Windsor & Eton Riverside'.

Both stations are a short walk (less than 10 minutes) to the Castle but from Riverside station you will need to walk up a steep hill. 

Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Windsor Express buses operate regular services to Windsor town centre:

  • Route 702 runs from near Victoria Station in central London
  • Route 703 runs from Heathrow Terminal 5

Find more information on the Windsor Express website.

Tour companies operate excursions to Windsor Castle from many London hotels. For details, please ask your hotel concierge.

  • Windsor Castle
  • Next event: Saturday, 2 Mar 2024
    Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Thursday, 18 Jan 2024 - Monday, 30 Dec 2024)
    Excl dates: Friday, 29 Mar 2024
  • Book in advance for best value

    Advance price:
    Adult £30.00
    Young Person (18-24) £19.50
    Child (5-17) £15.00
    Disabled £15.00
    Access companion Free
    Under 5 Free

    On-the-day price:
    Adult £33.00
    Young Person (18-24) £21.50
    Child (5-17) £16.50
    Disabled £16.50
    Access companion Free
    Under 5 Free
  • The display is included with standard admission to Windsor Castle.
  • Adults, Children / Families
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Throughout 2024, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House at Windsor Castle, the largest and most famous dolls’ house in the world. 

The King's Bedroom in Queen Mary's Dolls' House with a hand reaching in to pick up furniture

The King's Bedroom in Queen Mary's Dolls' House ©

Special displays

A special centenary display is included as part of your visit to Windsor Castle. In the magnificent Waterloo Chamber get up close to some of the tiny treasures usually contained within the Dolls’ House.

A vaccum cleaner from Queen Mary's Dolls' House

A vaccum cleaner from Queen Mary's Dolls' House ©

The items range from a tiny concert grand piano, fully strung and with functioning keys, to miniature Crown Jewels inset with real diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and seed pearls.

Items from the kitchens and servants’ quarters include a vacuum cleaner, which was a relatively new innovation in the 1920s; and a sewing machine, complete with thread and minuscule scissors that can actually cut.

A selection of miniature books with a hand about the pick one up.

A selection of the books created in celebration of 100 years of Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House. ©

You can also see a display of miniature books created in celebration of the centenary as part of your visit to Windsor Castle. The new books include a miniature version of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

See Queen Mary's Dolls' House

As well as the special centenary displays, you can also marvel at the Dolls' House which is on permanent display at Windsor Castle. 

Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House was built between 1921 and 1924 as a gift from the nation to Queen Mary following the First World War. It is a perfect 1:12 scale replica of an aristocratic Edwardian residence, complete with electricity, working lifts and running water.

Its tiny rooms range from a fully stocked wine cellar to grand entertaining salons and feature contributions from over 1,500 of the finest artists, craftspeople and manufacturers of the day.

The house went on display at Windsor Castle in 1925 and has been delighting visitors ever since.

A dolls' eye view of the kitchen 

The kitchen in Queen Mary's Dolls' House ©

Buy the books

Discover more about Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House with our selection of books.

Published to celebrate the 100th anniversary The Queen’s Dolls’ House book guides you through the magical miniature house. And don’t forget the spellbinding library of Queen Mary's Dolls' House which is filled with nearly 600 miniature books specially produced by some of the finest authors of the 1920s. The Miniature Library of Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House book presents the fascinating history of the Dolls’ House Library.

Queen Mary's Dolls' House souvenirs

Browse our shop to discover souvenirs inspired by the largest and most famous dolls’ house in the world.

Delivery worldwide.

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