Open Day at Tara’s Palace
IRELAND’S LARGEST DOLL HOUSE
TARA’S PALACE museum of childhood welcomed visitors to Powerscourt to enjoy their miniatures and dolls.
The museum is home to Ireland’s largest period doll house – Tara’s Palace.
With the Palace as the centrepiece, the museum also contains hundreds of fascinating exhibits, including the amazing 17th century house in a bottle, the smallest doll in the world, and a 300-year-old doll’s house.
Tara’s Palace took over 20 years to build and furnish. It contains 22 stunning rooms, each furnished with exqui- site miniature furniture, many of them priceless antiques. Among the fascinating furniture is a collection of carvings made by Napoleonic prisoners of war, carved from bone pieces they kept from their scarce rations.
There is a Museum Quiz, which is popular with all visitors and an interactive room for younger visitors.
The fun continued over easter with baby chicks and tiny eggs hidden in Tara’s Palace. There was also a day of arts and crafts and story telling.
Tara’s Palace runs events, family activities and school or group tours throughout the year. For more information go to www.taraspalace.ie.
Volunteers Dilys Lindsay, Keith Dungan and Mary Moore with Shell Park in the Museum Room.
President of Tara's Palace Jane Williams holds the full dictionary displayed in the house that was given to her by her father on her 21st birthday.