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Dolls' house

Dolls' house

  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1964 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Limbrick, Roger (designer)
    James Galt and Co. Ltd (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted plywood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by James Galt & Co. Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This open-sided dolls' house won an Observer Design Award in 1969. At the time, people had begun to design toys for nursery and school use which could be used by groups of children. This house was designed by Roger Limbrick for James Galt & Co. Ltd.
and is really a big building kit, because all the pieces have to be fitted together before the house can be used. It can therefore be packed and put away easily. This design continued to be popular as it allowed for flexibility in play.

Physical description

Open-sided dolls' house in construction kit form designed by Roger Limbrick for James Galt & Co. Ltd. of 30-31, Great Marlborough Street, London, W.1. It consists of interlocking sections which can be quickly and easily assembled. The open sides make it possible for several children to play at one time. There are nine pieces in all which include ground and first floors,a hinged roof, four wall sections, and two staircases.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)


1964 (manufactured)


Limbrick, Roger (designer)
James Galt and Co. Ltd (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Painted plywood

Descriptive line

Open sided assembly kit dolls' house made by James Galt & Co Ltd. in 1964

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail






Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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