One night only! Discussing Dolls Houses with Lauren Child
Dolls houses have always held a particular fascination for children’s writer and illustrator Lauren Child. We look forward to welcoming Lauren to Newby as she introduces her dolls house to our collection, on loan for this summer, and hearing her discuss the joy of creating scenes in a world of miniature make-believe.
…a conversation with Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child in the Grantham Room on Friday 6th July 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Tickets (available soon) are priced at £20 for an adult and £12 per child and include all day access to Newby Hall Gardens and a welcome drink
Newby Hall is now the permanent home to one of the finest collections of dollshouses and miniatures in the world, thanks to the generosity of collectors Caroline Hamilton and Jane Fiddick.
For well over 40 years friends Caroline and Jane have shared a passion for dollshouses and a talent for bringing the miniature world to life. With nearly 70 houses of all shapes, sizes, styles and ages this is also one of the most important private collections on display anywhere in the world. Visitors will be amazed by the attention to detail in each tiny room, arranged in clever and amusing scenes and peopled by extraordinary characters.
Caroline and Jane are well known and highly respected throughout the dollshouse world, exhibiting internationally for nearly 30 years. Their collection ranges from small ‘room boxes’ such as Grandmama’s Parlour to the very grand Beagle House and Best House. In between, there are Victorian shops, rustic family homes, architectural classics and even a yuppie bachelor pad!
The Dollshouse Collection is located in the heart of Newby Hall’s beautiful 25-acre garden, next to the Garden Restaurant, and is free to visit with a gardens admission ticket. Open 11am – 5.30pm.
Caroline and Jane’s accompanying book ‘Our Dollshouses’ is available now to buy at Newby and online. A CD of Bay Hippisley’s exquisite photographs, including many not in the book, is also available.
Please note: Postage prices quoted are for UK postage. If you live overseas, the price of postage will be adjusted automatically when you order. Overseas postage charges can be found here.