Situated in the State Apartments at Windsor Castle, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House dates back to 1924 which makes it 100 years old this year (2024).
Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Queen Mary (great grandmother to King Charles III and lover of small objects), it is the largest dolls house in the world.
Everything inside is 1/12th of its original size and consists of such things as running water, electricity, a garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll and a library stocked with first editions by famous literary names.
The house was displayed at the Empire Exhibition in 1924 and then moved to it’s present position in the castle in 1925.
It has always been a great hit with visitors to the castle and will continue to be so in this, it’s centenary year.