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Location : Chandigarh
Inaugurated In : 1985
Inaugurated By : Advisor To The Chandigarh Administrator
Houses : Over 595 Dolls

Located at Bal Bhawan in sector 23, the International Dolls Museum was inaugurated in the year 1985, by the then Advisor to the Chandigarh Administrator, Mr. K. Bansal. About 595 dolls from countries, including Russia, Hungary, Spain, France, Austria, Turkey, Denmark, Finland and other South East Asian countries like Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and China are on display. The dolls in the museum give glimpses of traditions and lifestyles of about 28 countries, in a fun- filled way.

The Thematic Dolls
Illustrations of fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin and Cinderella done by local artists greet one at the entrance of the museum. Portrayal of epics like Ramayana and life history of Jesus Christ is very interesting and educational for the children. However, lack of electric supply to the showcases, which were to be illuminated for better effect has robbed off some of the charm of the fairy tales. Ten ceramic murals and a large model train complete the display.

The place is a mine of information for children and adults alike. The dresses, the ambience and the posters at the backdrop featuring the landmarks of the concerned countries give a fair idea of the life style and culture of the respective countries he added

Visiting Time: 09.00 am to 5.00 pm all days except official holidays.

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