Musée de la Poupée

Entertainment & Arts

Europe, France, Paris

The Musée de la Poupée is a private doll museum located in the 3rd arrondissement at Impasse Berthaud, near 22 rue Beaubourg, Paris, France. It is open daily except Monday; an admission fee is charged. The nearest métro station is Rambuteau. The museum was established in 1994, and now contains a permanent collection of more than 500 French dolls. Dolls are arranged chronologically from about 1800 to the present, and feature construction of bisque, composition, cloth, rubber, celluloid, and plastic. Exhibits are displayed with scale-model furniture, accessories, and toys from the appropriate periods. One room focuses on doll-making and the materials used in dolls. The museum also presents temporary exhibits and lectures.