Dolls' Houses Past & Present

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

What's On?

Please let us know of dolls house fairs and sales, especially those with a good selection of antique, vintage and/or modern dolls houses, dolls and furnishing.

This page is by no means a comprehensive guide - we rely on you to tell us of events in your area, or which you organise! Website links are very useful, as they enable us, and members, to have access to up to date information.



UK Fairs and Sales

US Fairs and Sales

Australia Fairs and Sales


V & A Museum of Childhood Dolls House Exhibition


Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls' House

Small Stories will tour internationally from autumn 2015, visiting the following venues:

National Building Museum, Washington DC, USA, 
21 May 2016 – 15 January 2017

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norfolk, England,
4 March – 25 June 2017

Weston Park Museum, Sheffield,South Yorkshire, England,
5 August 2017 – 7 January 2018

Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic,
17 February 2018 – 13 June 2018



For more information, and a look behind the scenes, see

UK Fairs and Sales

Auction of Ron & Doreen Truin Dolls House Collection

Special Auction Services

81 Greenham Business Park


Berkshire RG19 6HW 


Thursday 1st December 2016

178 lots from the collection of Ron and Doreen Truin

Internet bidding through

Ron and Doreen Truin were well known to dolls house collectors in the 1980s/90s, and to readers of International Dolls House News, which frequently featured their dolls houses and other items from their collection. Ron & Doreen shared many collecting interests during their 60 years together. Ron was a lifelong toy collector, retaining his childhood toys from the 1930s. His wife Doreen had an extensive collection of dolls’ houses, and whilst Ron’s main interests was always toy trains, inspired by Doreen’s enthusiasm he gathered his own collection of houses ranging from Silber & Fleming, G&J Lines, Gottschalk through to Tri-ang and Stubbs. Doreen was particularly interested in Tri-ang and G & J Lines, and acquired an extensive knowledge of these companies. It was a hobby that gave both of them a great deal of pleasure and created many friendships over the years.

Lot 367 - a Gottschalk blue roofed dolls' house 1261/5 - £600-800

Lot 316 - a large Silber & Fleming type box backed furnished dolls' house - £1000-1500 


Thame Dolls House and Miniatures Fair

The Thame Dolls House & Miniatures Fair

Saturday February 2017 

Thame Leisure Centre

Oxford Road, Thame, Oxfordshire. OX9 2BB 


10 am to 4 pm

Admission: Adults £3, children £1 (under 5s free).

Many artisans will be selling their creations, and KT Miniatures stand will have vintage items, as well as Celia's creations.


In support of Breast Cancer Campaign. 

Cobham Dolls House Fair

Cobham Village Hall

Lushington Drive


Surrey KT11 2LU


Sunday 19th February 2017

Early Bird Entry 8.30am £10

Entry 10am £1.50

Finishes 3.30pm

Parking & Refreshments Available


Antique and Vintage Only!


Anyone wanting a selling table/space or further details please contact: 

The Motorcycle Museum Doll & Teddy Fair

The Motorcycle Museum Doll & Teddy Fair

The National Motorcycle Museum,

Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull,

West Midlands, B92 0EJ.


Sunday 19th March 2017


Open: 10.30 till 4pm
Admission: £4           Accompanied children Free

Up to 100 quality stands, with Antique, old, collectable dolls and bears, dollshouses and related juvenalia. Modern artist dolls and bears. Restoration advice, Free valuations. Disabled friendly venue. Free parking. Refreshments.

For further information please contact Debbie Woodhouse on 07973 760881 or 01530 274377.

The Pudsey Doll & Teddy Fair

The Pudsey Civic Hall,

Dawson's Corner,


Pudsey, West Yorkshire LS28 5TA


Saturday 8th April 2017

Open: 10.30 till 4pm

Admission Charges: Adults £3.50, Schoolchildren 50p


Up to 90 quality stands full of antique, new, artist and collectable dolls and teddies, plus restorers, supplies and accessories. 

For further information please contact Debbie Woodhouse on 07973 760881 or 01530 274377.

The Leeds (Pudsey) Dolls House Collectors Fair

The Pudsey Civic Hall,

Dawson's Corner,


Pudsey, West Yorkshire LS28 5TA


Saturday 22nd April 2017

Open: 10.30-4

Admission: £3.50


This fair is run by Doreen Jeffries, and is entirely dolls houses and miniatures, with 2 or 3 people selling vintage, including DHP&P member Elizabeth Jackson.

For further information phone 01274 616539 

US Fairs and Sales

Most of the fairs listed here have antique, vintage & new items for sale.




Doll & Miniature Show (Kimberly S. Kittredge), Sturbridge, MA.

Show is yearly. See website for details of next show.


Sturbridge Miniatures Festival (a Molly Cromwell show), Sturbridge, MA.

Appears to be held yearly. Shows are also held in Florida, Virginia, etc: see website for details.



Doll & Bear Show & Sale (a JMK show), Teaneck, NJ.

Shows are also held in New York, Virginia and Florida. See website for details of upcoming shows.




Allentown Antique Toy Show & Sale, Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA.

Held annually.

See the website for details.


Australia Fairs and Sales

Vintage, antique and modern-style miniatures may sometimes be found at these fairs, but most items for sale are new.



24th  October 2015   

10.00 am- 4 pm

Brown Hill Hall, 375 Humffray St. Nth, Ballarat


Sydney Miniatures and Dolls' House Fair

2nd and 3rd May, 2015

10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Sydney Olympic Park: Sports Centre, Olympic Boulevard

Admission: $7.00       Children: $3.00



Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th July 2015  

10 am- 4 pm

Mt  Waverly Community Ctre, 47 Millers Crescent, Mt Waverley, VIC 



8th & 9th August 2015  

10 am - 4 pm

Payneham Library Complex, Corner of OG Road and Turner Street, Felixstow, SA




 June 2016 (Bi-Annual event)  

10 am - 4.30 pm

Salamanca Arts Centre, level 1/77, Salamanca Place, Hobart, TAS



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