International Dolls Museum was established in the year 1985 by Chandigarh administration in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Chandigarh. The museum is functioning under the guidance of the Indian Council of Child Welfare, Chandigarh. It was set up for the purpose of entertaining the kids. It consists of 250 different kinds of dolls and puppets gathered from different countries like Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Russia and Korea etc.
There has been a wave of Hollywood films in the recent past that have pegged an eerie atmosphere, a haunting storyline, and a bone-chilling narrative, with the backstory of a doll taking the limelight. The result has been that cinema was gifted with gritty horror movies like Annabeth, Annabelle, the Curse of Chucky and other horror films.
Today, The International Dolls Museum is among the best in its category in the country, and by far the most reputed of its kind in Chandigarh. It contains 250 types of dolls and puppets from all around the world, including countries like Spain, Russia, Korea, Netherlands and several others famed for their brilliant doll collection.
Sector 23B, Chandigarh, India.
Suggested duration:30 Mins - 1 Hr.
Open and Closing Time
Visiting Time: 10 AM to 5 PM, Closed on Sundays and National Holidays
For Adults: Rs.10/-
For Camera: Rs.5/-
A distance between Chandigarh Railway Station and International Doll Museum is 5.6 miles or 4.9 nautical miles
Near By Attraction
Child Art Gallery
Children Traffic Park
Sai Tour & Travels
Hotels available near by International Dolls Museum
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Interesting facts about the International Dolls Museum
The city of Chandigarh is synonymous with stimulating amusement and water parks, which offer the locals as well as tourists with an exciting option to spend their day with their loved ones amidst the fun, frenzy, and entertainment. The Thunder Zone Amusement and Water Park is one such attraction, which caters to people of all age groups and provides them with exciting and thrilling rides to enjoy.
The museum is divided into four sections - International dolls, Indian dolls, Activity corner, and History of dolls. The Indian dolls have been collected from all states of the country and dressed up in area specific attires that showcase the culture and lifestyle of the region. Also, an interesting section here belongs to dolls representing popular fairy-tale characters like Aladdin, Ali Baba, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow While. All of them have been designed and made by local artists. The museum has been planned in such a way that it fascinates not only children but also people of all age groups.
A safe haven for kids and doll-collectors, the International Dolls Museum has a large footfall on each day of its service, attracting customers by virtue of sheer amazing designs and even better dolls that it houses. Its inception dates back to as far as 1985 when the popular word of mouth had just begun to see the light of day.
Other than taking lovers of this unique art form on their own version of cloud nine, it also serves as a very traditional and peaceful place, it has been cited by many as the hub for the blossoming of creative art forms and styles which were earlier unheard of.