Dollshouses, models and other tiny toys
collected and made over more than forty years
A permanent exhibition
Dr. Mareše 370
387 73 Bavorov
(next to the library)
is now closed for 2020
(apart from any farmers' markets in Bavorov.)
My thanks to everyone who has visited this year and to those who helped run the museum whilst I was stuck in England.
I hope things will return to normal next summer and look forward to seeing you then when Small Worlds will reopen in mid-June.
Do you remember when you were little? I mean really little, when everything in the grown-up world was too big for you, and it seemed there was always someone bigger telling you where to go, what to do … and then someone gave you a dollshouse, or a model garage. Or perhaps a train set or puppet theatre.
Maybe your Mum or Dad made it for you, maybe a kind aunt or uncle bought it, perhaps it was handed down from another member of the family. No matter. Suddenly there was this small world where you made the decisions; decided where everything went, and what they should do …
And now I have brought my collection over from England to Bavorov, and you can recapture that feeling of wonder, or introduce your child to the delights of these miniature realms.
Some of the houses are in need of renovation, so you will see how they are being faithfully restored by me and my daughter Alison and our friends. Maybe you can join in and help during a guided workshop.
New exhibits will arrive, needing more expert attention. There will always be something new to see, whether it is that the dolls have moved from having tea in the sitting-room to cleaning the attics, or that the medieval house is now redecorated and has a proper staircase.
These small worlds are places of wonder for adults and children alike – come and lose yourself among them for a while, and remember what it was like when you were little too.
Grateful thanks to Laura Bomber for the artwork and Ruth Allen for the text