Dolls' Houses Past & Present

A website and ezine about dolls' houses: antique, vintage and modern. Plus furniture and accessories.

Welcome to Dolls Houses Past & Present

  Photo by Béatrice Dassonville      Photo by Barbara                Photo by Linda Gant      

Our site includes a quarterly online magazine which can be read on this website (and also printed off if you wish to keep a record of it). The magazine will be published in March, June, September and December each year and includes articles/features on dolls' houses, dolls' house miniatures and dolls. We mainly focus on vintage dolls' houses and miniatures but will also include details of Craftsmen-made artisan pieces and dolls' houses from more recent times. We also include information on museums and places of interest for the travelling miniaturist.


This is a free, non profit making website and therefore there is no charge to become a member.


Please make yourself comfortable, participate in our forums, view our Photo Gallery (click on the Dolls House pictures in the album) and peruse the items our members are offering for sale.



Our web host,, has had many problems since September 2016. Some have been resolved, but there are still glitches. Please let the site owner or administrators know if you have problems, so we can contact Webs Support or let you know of work-arounds.

We are currently investigating possibilities for a new host or new website, and will inform members when we have more information.

[Notice updated 27/01/2018] 



The Forums are still active but because the Recent Forum Posts in the sidebar is not updating in real time, it appears that there have been no new discussions in the Forums for days. To see the latest posts, please click More... at the end of the four-item sidebar menu: this opens the Forums Welcome page, which shows the full Forums menu. This page opens in "normal" view, which, currently, is not always updating in real time! To see a list of the latest topics/most recent posts please click on "recent topics" in "view" at the top right of the Forums topics menu.

Please could all members and site visitors look at the Forum Topic SOS from Marion Osborne posted 27/01/2018 in Help with Research! 

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The Dolls' Houses Past and Present website is for private use only and must not be reproduced in part or full, or incorporated into any other website, publication or electronic retrieval system, in any form. Each writer / photographer / contributor is responsible for, and retains copyright and intellectual property rights to, their own text / photographs / contribution to this website. Except for purposes of private study, no photographs, text or information in any form may be copied / downloaded / stored / saved or reproduced, without permission from and acknowledgement of the individual copyright and/or intellectual property rights holder(s). Any use of any part of this website, in either part or full, indicates agreement to these conditions.
Images on this website magazine are reproduced for the purposes of research and study only. Whilst every effort would have been made to trace any Copyright holders, we would be grateful for any information concerning Copyright of any of the images and we will withdraw them immediately on Copyright holder's request.