See a doll’s house with a fascinating local link at Exmouth Museum

PUBLISHED: 18:30 17 April 2017

Sally Palmer (left) and her mum Sarah, who donated the dolls' house to Exmouth Museum. The model is an exact miniature replica of the family home in Woodbury.

Sally Palmer (left) and her mum Sarah, who donated the dolls' house to Exmouth Museum. The model is an exact miniature replica of the family home in Woodbury.

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Exmouth Museum – which has just re-opened for 2017 – has a new exhibit to inspire visitors, especially children.

It’s a doll’s house with a difference – an exact miniature replica of a house in Woodbury.

It was donated by Sarah Palmer. Her father Hamish - a former councillor - and her mother Rosemary lived in Southcroft, Town Lane, Woodbury, from 1969 to 1987. Their retirement project was to build an exact replica dolls’ house of their family home. Sally inherited the miniature house after both her parents died.

“It is of great sentimental value to our family,” she says, “but we are moving house and won’t have space for it, so we approached the museum to see if they would have any use for it.”

Southcroft was built in 1851. Originally one large house, it was split into two at some point. It was also a doctors’ surgery and dispensary before the Palmers moved in. All of the artwork on the walls of the dolls’ house are miniature versions of the originals and most of the books on the bookshelves are miniatures of the originals too.

Exmouth Museum is now open. 10.30am-12.30pm (Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays), 10.30am-4.30pm (Tuesdays, Thursdays), 10.30am-4pm (Wednesdays). Tickets: £1.50 (adults), £1 (seniors), children free. Exmouth Museum, Sheppards Row, EX8 1PW. (07768 184127).

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