Doll House: Miniature Worlds of Wonder Exhibition

Something small is coming soon to Como House

Step inside the doll house and lose yourself in a miniature world of wonder and intrigue.

Exploring the doll house from its traditional form to the space it occupies in the virtual and intangible worlds, Doll House will transport visitors into the creative and subversive world of the doll house and miniature life.

Featuring over 35 doll houses, furniture and accessories drawn from private collections, showcasing previously unseen houses from the 1880s to the present day. Together with furniture, accessories, ephemera and virtual experiences, Doll House unlocks the imagination of makers, collectors, activists and players and reveals the stories hidden in their miniature worlds.

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Como House & Gardens

Corner Williams Rd & Lechlade Ave
South Yarra, Victoria 3141



22 June to 29 August 2021

Something very small is coming to Como House this winter



Tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for Melbourne’s biggest little exhibition


Program & Events

Complement your Doll House: Miniature Worlds of Wonder experience with a specially curated exhibition event.

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Curator Talk

Select Thursdays

Peek behind the scenes

Hear the stories directly from the curator, Dr Annette Shiell, discover more about the houses, objects and concepts that combine to create this magical exhibition experience.


Matchbox Workshop

Friday 25 June & 9 July

Create your own mini keepsake!

Bring out your inner miniaturist and join Karen Barnes in the Como House ballroom to construct your own miniature Como parlour room.


Miniature Workshop

28 June, 3 July, 5 July

Create your own mini masterpiece

Join Andrea Currie as she guides you through a 2-hour workshop creating a miniature indoor plant and an adorable Scotty dog planter box.


Fairy Door Workshop

28 June, 3 July, 5 July

Make your own magical mini

Our fun miniature door workshop will be led by Andrea Currie in the Como House ballroom. Create your own fairy door to invite magical folk into your home.


NTAV Mini Makers

29 June - 8 July

School Holiday Program

This school holidays introduce your maker to the creative world of miniatures, with our jam-packed sessional workshops, held in the magnificent Como Ballroom.


Miniature Market

Sunday 18 July

Shop all things small and miniature

Don't miss our Mini Market, with 10 local miniaturist suppliers selling all sorts of little things, whether you're a collector or are looking for your first ever mini treasure.


Stories of Fashion

Sat 14 & Sun 15 August

Fashion anthropology in miniature

Join this live demonstration of fashion anthropology as demonstrated through miniature fashion garments, with an introduction from the creator, Tom McEvoy.


Exhibition Tickets

General Admission
Adult $15
Concession $12
Child (5-15 years) $9
Family (2 adults & 2 children) $35
National Trust Members
Adult $10
Concession $8
Child (5-15 year) $5
Family (2 adults & 2 children) $25​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Group Bookings
For groups of more than 10 people please contact our booking office for discounted rates
Phone (03) 9656 9889 | Email | Submit an online enquiry

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