Dolls house

National Trust Inventory Number 903091

Category Dolls' houses and furnishings
Date 1906
Materials Brass, Glass, Wood
Place of origin
Collection Castle Drogo, Devon (Accredited Museum)
On show at Castle Drogo, Devon, South West, National Trust

You can easily imagine the excitement that Mary Drewe, a little girl of six years old, must have felt when this stunning doll’s house was revealed to her. For a giant toy it was highly sophisticated, boasting electricity and even running water! The interior was accessed by a series of gears which enable the front and back facades to be lowered into the base.

Summary description

Doll's House


This item forms part of the original Drewe family collection at Castle Drogo. It was transferred to the National Trust in 1986. The Doll's House belonged to Mary Drewe and was made for her by the Wadhurst estate carpenter, William Hodder.

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Related items

Place of origin
Materials Brass (24603)
Glass (61252)
Wood (128146)
Category Dolls' houses and furnishings (4217)
Collection Castle Drogo, Devon (Accredited Museum) (7663)
Periods 20th century (180463)
Object Type Dolls house (1985)
Doll's house (1985)
Dolls' house (1985)

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