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.
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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