Welcome to The Dolls House Emporium Blog  

Return to the shop

Something to turn your head at Hever Castle

September 24th, 2011

We are always fascinated to hear about interesting dolls’ houses and exhibitions and one of the forum members recently drew our attention to Hever Castle in Kent.

An impressive double moated castle, Hever was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn who unfortunately lost her head (as far as Henry VIII was concerned).

More fortunately, it is now home to a series of three miniature houses and several room settings built to depict the architecture, furniture, costume and lifestyle of the times from early Mediaeval days to the Victorian era.

The houses and room settings are all the work of John Hodgson, renowned as a maker of miniature furniture, whose creations have appeared in exhibitions and museums around the world.

John’s painstaking approach and attention to detail meant that the exhibition took him almost ten years to make and most of the pieces of furniture were created from mahogany or walnut.

It was officially opened by Dame Judi Dench, herself a miniature enthusiast and can be viewed in the shopping area of the castle grounds.

 

Share:

Comments are closed.

Latest Posts

Keep Up To Date

To keep updated with new blog articles you can subscribe to the RSS feed, Facebook & Twitter right now, and don't forget to share any posts you find interesting with your friends!

Dolls House Facebook Dolls House Twitter Dolls House RSS Feed

Popular Tags

Newsletter