The V&A Museum of Childhood’s major 2014—15 exhibition Small Stories: At home in a dolls’
house reveals the fascinating stories behind some of the UK’s best-loved dolls’ houses.
Through the stories of 12 dolls’ houses from the past 300 years, visitors are taken on a journey
through the history of the home, everyday lives and changing family relationships.
The small stories of each house are brought to life by the characters that live or work there.
Day-to-day life is illuminated through tales of marriages and parties, politics and crime. Each
house is displayed at a particular time of day and visitors can use buttons alongside the
showcases to activate the narration and light up each character as they talk.
The exhibition encompasses country mansions, the Georgian town house, suburban villas,
newly-built council estates and high-rise apartments. Displayed chronologically, the houses
also show developments in architecture and design.

The main building of the museum is newly open after reconstruction.

17. listopadu 2
110 00 Prague 1

reception: +420 778 543 900
box office: +420 775 936 650
(in opening hours)
secretary of director: +420 778 543 902

how to get there)
Metro line A, Tram No. 17 or 18, Bus 207
Staroměstská stop

museum opening hours)


Tuesday 10 a.m.—8 p.m.
Wednesday — Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Entrance through the garden from Široká street)

For school groups:
Extra charge for lecture on a pre-arranged date 600 CZK (in foreign language: English, French, German, Russian), reservations at, phone: 778 543 902 (no later than one week in advance)

For tourist groups:
Extra charge for lecture on a pre-arranged date 700 CZK (in foreign languages: English, French, German, Russian), reservations at, phone: 778 543 902 (no later than one week in advance)
more about branch Historical building of Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague)

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