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Dolls' house

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1979 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Toy Works

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Joan Brown

  • Museum number:

    B.100:1 to 2-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Homes Gallery, case 3 []

'Clifton' Dolls' House is a hardboard dolls' house with printed paper exteriors and interiors, and plastic doors and windows, produced by Toy Works in the 1970s. This particular one was bought from a toy shop in Northfield, Birmingham in July 1979.
Bought flat-packed, this small dolls' house slots together to make a sturdy but relatively cheap child's toy.
In their hardboard and paper simplicity,the Toy Works houses of the 1970s are reminiscent of the Gottschalk lithographed houses produced in Germany a century earlier.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (manufactured)


1979 (manufactured)


Toy Works

Descriptive line

Clifton Dolls' House, made by Toy Works, 1979

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)



Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood


Museum of Childhood

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