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Doll’s Hospital and Teddy Bear Clinic

Such was the outcry at the news this Dublin institution was to close down that our radio waves were filled with worried callers, until the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre stepped in and rehoused this wonderful shop in their Georgian ballroom. As you look around you suddenly realise how much effort goes into making a dolls house. All walls are packed with displays of miniature furniture, doors, windows, food and utensils... and there is even a display of wallpapers and floor coverings, while a restoration service is available to bring life back into an old house. You can create your own dolls or attend the Dolls School and make your own princess porcelain doll. Upstairs at the Teddy Bear Clinic you are asked to stay quiet for the patients. All old, ill or torn teddy bears and dolls can be brought here to be mended and loved back to health. With over 21 years of experience, let Melissa do her best for your loved one.

Map

Website

http://www.dollstore.ie

Open

Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:30.

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27.06.2015
Margaret D'Souza
Goa India
My daughter has the love if her life a 32 heal old teddy bear called Pepe he is so loved to death and has been travelling the world with her for 30 years , is in dreadful need of repairs the trouble is he was bought in Dublin in 1983 and called a Prayer Bear had a blue tummy, we are trying to finfmevan a picture of it do we can get him resend to his full glory and hopefully pass on to her future children , any one out there with any ideas
02.02.2015
rosalyn boyd
tralee co kerry
Hi do u fix soft toys my little girl has a stuffed monkey that need a lot of t.l.c
02.12.2014
Gillian Byrne
dublin
do u clean and restful teddy bears I've a large teddy since I was 1 (I'm not almost 39 !!!!) It's in desperate need a freshen up Hope you can help Thanks Gillian
19.04.2013
Ed
NI,
Sinead - please contact the Doll's Hospital directly for advice on fixing your daughter's dolly. Good luck!
17.04.2013
Sinead mc laughlin
Ireland,
Hi I was wondering if you could help me. My daughter has a doll that she takes everywhere with her. To her its a real baby. The problem is she has drawn on its face with pen and marker and it has become very dirty with wear and tear. I've tried everything to get it off . Have you any ideas or could I buy special paint for it. Please any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Sinead.
29.10.2012
Sarah
ireland, dublin
I love the doll store i have bought sooo many things in it. Congrats in your new store
26.10.2012
jessica
new zealand , hamilton
going there next year so excited
19.10.2012
Angela
N-Ireland, Castledawson Co Derry
A great big Thank you to all the staff at the dolls hospital for fixing a doll which i,ve had for over 40 years and needed two new eyes. Just received it through the post this morning and i,m delighted. The staff are so friendly and very helpful. My only problem now is i,ll hav a fight on my hand when my own two daughters come home from school each wanting to claim her!! Thankyou all so much again. Well worth a trip to Dublin.
24.02.2012
carla
ireland, dublin
I think this is a brilliant idea for kids imaginations come true and such a god thing to be looking at its like your in a little world of a doll city i cant wait 2 go 2morrow
20.08.2011
Linda Newman
USA. KY, Versailles
I am excited to visit your Doll shop the end of October. I am a miniature enthusiast from Versailles KY USA. I belong and active with the National Association of Miniature Enthusias for more than 30 years. I have been collecting and love making all sorts of vignettes. I especially love the older dollhouses and their accessories. This will be my fourth trip to Ireland. It never gets old. I love the people country side and everything old Ireland has to offer. I have traveled with the same group the previous three trips and our guide is from Dublin. We will be visiting the South west area of Ireland; Waterford Cobh Blarney Dingle Killarney; via bus. Probably will not get to see Tara'sPalace. Are there any other miniature shops or such in the south west area of Ireland. I will gladly comment when I get back home.
21.06.2011
Donna
Northern Ireland, Belfast
I have to thank the lovely ladies nurses at the Dollstore for putting new eyes in my daughters favourite doll on 11 June 2011. To see my daughter's face when I brought her home to Belfast...would have made you weep with joy! Thank God for such a magical place!Donnaxxx
28.05.2011
rebekah dilworth
ireland, cork
hi the teddy bear clinic is great neaver been there but i heard from a book about it
28.05.2011
Editor
Ireland
Contact the Doll's Hospital directly for all teddy bear traumas - ed.
27.05.2011
michelle moore
ireland, kildare
can u fix a teddy bear for my daughter as its very sick and in need of care
12.05.2011
valerie nolan
ireland, waterford
my 4year old little girl has baby born and baby borns left eye got damaged when she was in play school can u fix baby borns eye 4 my little girl who is very upset
16.04.2011
lauren
trim
The best thing i have heard of .can i bring my 2 teddy bears here
14.04.2010
Linda
Austrailia, Adelaide
Take a trip back in time, it's wonderfull & a hidden treasure
09.02.2010
Andi
Ireland, Dublin
It's all of the above & much much more. Well worth a visit.