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Built in the early 1920s, Queen Mary's Doll's House is the largest and famous doll's house. It was made for Queen Mary, wife of King George V. This house was made by the best England's architect Sir Edwin Lutyens include 1500 craftsman, artist and company in the early 20th century. The idea of building this doll's house came from Princess Marie Louis, the Queen's cousin. Princes Marie Louis had a discussion with Sir Edwin Lutyens at Royal Academy Summer Exhibition of 1921. Some of the dolls in Queen Mary's Doll's House are belonged to Princess Marie Louis. This building was constructed as a gift for Queen Mary from the people. Also, it was created to provide a record of how the royal family lived during the time in England.
Queen Mary's Doll's House Tours
At Queen Mary's Doll's House, the Queen displayed very best and contemporary stuff from time to time. There is a portrait miniature of Queen Mary by Sir William Open hanging in the right of fireplace. Now, this doll's house is used to collect fund for the Queen charities. The income will be used to help people in needs.
Queen Mary's Doll's House was constructed to tell us about society. You can also imagine how the King and Queen lived at that time. The miniature was made by the combination of fine materials and cultured interior decoration. The architecture maybe seems traditional, but it is still a wonderful doll's house.
The official souvenir guide is a book which provided to illustrate the whole things in the Queen Mary's Doll's House. This book helps the readers to explore the charm of the doll's house. The objects of Queen Mary's Doll's House show the greatest artwork, craft and company in England.
How to Get Tickets?
Queen Mary's Doll's House is placed in the Windsor Castle. The tickets will provided by the castle. Tickets in Windsor Castle include some attraction such as State Apartments, St George's Chapel and the Semi-State Rooms. You can buy tickets online or at the castle entrance. Windsor Castle offers four kinds of tickets: adult, over 60/Student (with ID card), under 17/Disabled, Under 5 (free) and family tickets. Tickets prices will be different depend on the condition: standard tickets prices and tickets prices when the State Apartments are closed. If you are purchasing tickets as a donation, you will enjoy free entry to Windsor Castle for 1 year. The payment of your tickets will be used by the Royal Collection Trust to help people in needs.
How To Get Around?
Since the Queen Mary's Doll's House is place in the Windsor Castle, walking is the only way to get around the doll's house.
What Should I Wear?
Although it is a castle, there is no restricted in dressing. You can wear clothes depend on the weather there. In summer: you can wear cool clothes, trousers and comfortable footwear. While in winter: coat, jacket or sweater with gloves and hat can be the option for you. Do not forget to take your camera with you. Capturing the largest doll's house is a must thing to do.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit Queen Mary's Doll's House at Windsor Castle is from April to the end of July. During these months, you can see the British army do the 'Changing the Guard' ceremony. On the other month, you are lucky if you see this ceremony.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and everything can be found in this site. Moreover, Windsor Castle is near to the other attractions in Windsor. You can explore this city and visit some attraction by your own.
How To Get There?
Visiting Queen Mary's Doll's House at Windsor Castle is easy. Public transports are available there. You can use train from Paddington or London to Windsor & Eton Riverside, since it is the nearest train station to Windsor Castle. If you are visiting Windsor Castle by bus, you can use Green Line Bus from Victoria, it is cheaper that train.
There are some restricted items that should not be brought inside the castle such as large items of baggage, backpacks, pen knives and scissors. Those items will have to be checked in and retrieved at the end of the visit.