About the Museum

The museum is situated 80 km from Prague in the heart of Český ráj (Bohemian Paradise), 500 meters away from the castle Trosky. You will find an extensive exhibition of more than 2,000 items representing the development of dolls and teddy bears since 1840 to contemporary artistic production. The museum is built in a rural style which resonates with the local landscape and with the village of Troskovice.

Many dolls were awarded at various exhibitions and competitions, there are also displayed other rarities. The museum also in-cludes a neonatal ward, where is a large number of unique dolls – OOAK, silicone dolls and reborn dolls.

The purpose of the museum is to explain to the public that the notion of doll can express something else than a mere item intended for children's games.

The museum was already much publicized in newspapers and magazines in the Czech and international television.

A doll
as a historical item
as a teaching and educational aid
as a silver screen hero
as famous personalities
as an item of cult
as Police
as a presentation of jewelry and fashion
as a cultural monument and a symbol of a city
as an item of household use
as a piece of art

 

In addition, you will find many teddy bears, strollers and other historic items.
Due to its unique extent, the exhibition will make impression on visitors of all ages regardless of gender.

Museum opened to the public:

 

More info : http://www.muzeumpanenek.cz/kontakty-a-oteviraci-doba

 

"The doll was born to live in us.
She gave joy, love, happiness,
feeling that one is not alone.
Love her and discover there is
more than a memory of childhood.
Get to know her and accept all,
what she so generously offers.
Together with us promote her
more than mere child's toy

Written by Nada Simkova

 

Museum was founded by Nada (52 years old)  and George (56 years old) Simek in 2005. Nada is interested about dolls  more than thirty years. She graduated from art school, her interest is painting, photography, history of art. Dolls fascinate her in terms of historical and art.

She is the mother of four children - two daughters and two sons and now works as the director of the Museum. Dolls are her work, love and hobby.

She loves antique dolls, but also modern designer dolls produced by artists from around the world. She and her husband spend much time at international exhibitions and fairs. They have recently visited the Toy Fair in Hong Kong and INDEX Doll Show in Orlando.

Antique exhibition exposes a lot of very rare dolls with porcelain heads of the French and German production,  cloth dolls Lenci and  Käthe Kruse, unique  French boudoir dolls,  celluloid dolls  Minerva  and Schildkröte ,unique bronze molds for  making dolls and much more. The historic exhibition is divided according to the materials used to produce of dolls.

This allows children to see dolls with which to play their grandmothers. Not all dolls were intended for children's play. They have served as a decoration castle interiors.

Modern exhibition includes  dolls by Philip Heath, Carine Lossnitzer, Hildegard Günzel. Many of exposed dolls received the award Doty, Colliii Awards, MOA and other.

The room, which is arranged as a newborn separation in the hospital are silicone babies by Romie Strydom,  Claire Taylor, Selena Saxton, L.M.Sands, Julie Molloy, Michele Fagan, Birgit Gutzwiller, Rita Rich, Melissa McCorry and display of reborn and OOAK  babies by Donn Lee, Helen Jalland, Selena Saxton, Denise Farmer, A.R.Herrington, Stacey Haskins, Sylvia Jantzen… We also  exhibit portrait dolls modeled unique of cernit. We have  design doll of Albert Einstein, daughter of the most popular Czech singer Karel Gott, U.S. President's daughter Sasha Obama, Grandmother with grandchild, All of these modeled dolls are of course only one an existing  pieces on the world.

Young visitors most admired horror doll Chucky, dolls inspired by this film Avatar, dolls in the style of Gothick, and Mr. Bean's teddy bear.

The big attractions are police dolls. It is a demonstration dolls boy and girl, which are used during the interrogation of children and it is patent Czech criminal police. As the only institution in the Czech Republic. We obtained approval of the Police Presidium in Prague publicly expose these dolls.

There are dolls teaching tools for medical care and and teaching on the the Child Care from the very oldest to the most modern version of the robotic doll made in Japan.

The museums exposure nicely complement the historical toys and prams made from 1860 to the modern designer. There is a pram with a gilded handle fourteen karat gold. This pram was ordered for  Sheiks baby to Arab Emirates.

Exposition is regularly changes annually. The new exhibition is always prepared one year in advance. It often happens that someone gives us their unneeded doll. We are especially thankful for the historical dolls and bears made within a maximum of 1950.

Are held there various events. The most popular event is the Hospital for dolls, at the our event hosted  professional artists and restorers. Sometimes we also organize interesting competition for professional artists, amateurs or visitors museums.

Each year visit the museum several hundred tourists from around the world. The surroundings of the museum is very interesting. It is in an area protected by UNESCO. Here is a beautiful nature and large number of castles and chateaux.

Of course, Museum  has its problems also. The biggest problem is the increasing cost of energy and capacity of building. Existing building area 1000 square meters is insufficient for exposure, depositary, office and and flat for museums manager.

Museums management is considering to accept a lucrative interesting offer on long-term hosting exposure in abroad.

Now the museum is still in the Czech Republic and looks forward to your visit.

 

Nada worships this quote:

„The world of dolls is a world of dreams and to live in a dreams is a dream"

Dear lover of dolls, if you want, we can dream together.

A lot of love for dolls wishes you the Museum of Dolls and Teddy – Bears in Czech Republic

 

News & pics

The visit of famous artist Vikki Ebbeling

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The Castle Sychrov - Special event of Museum: "The little man Dwayne" through the eyes of famous world artists.

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Infant Jesus of Prague by famous artist Mayra Garza in our museum.

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Popular czech actress with her beautiful daughter attended The Ceremony Princess Charlotte

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The author of Princess Charlotte visited our Museum!

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With great sadness we announce to all lovers of dolls – Great artist Petra Lechner left us forever the 16th of September 2015.

 

Something new for kids

 

Dolls of Museum exhibits dolls of artists from around the world!

Mayra Garza – MEXICO
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Fairy tales in our museum

 

Consecration of art doll at the State Castle Sychrov


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The Little Prince

 

A special visitor

A popular Czech actress Anna Kulovaná from the popular TV series Medical Office in the rose garden visited our museum. Anna with her newborn daughter and art doll boy by Claire Taylor.

 

Virtual tour

New virtual insight into our Museum. See more!

 

Fairy tales in our museum


We announce with a great pleasure that our museum has acquired a magnificent fairy-tales themed collection of work by Roxanna Maria (www.roxannamaria.com). The collection without doubt resonates with the picturesque region of Bohemian Paradise where was shot a number of fairy tales movies and which is a place of a fairy-tales festival. In connection with displaying this exquisite collection, we also announce a competition for all doll lovers and admirers of our museum. Read more!

 

Our visitors

Our visitors  Triplets and grandmother / 88 years / were excited about visiting the museum.

 

Small baby

art doll by Selena Saxton in big man's hand.













































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