The Museum of Collectible Dolls
Orel, Novosilskoe highway, 6
Tel.: +7 (4862) 49-02-57, +7 (915) 501-85-22
Wednesday – Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00
Monday and Tuesday: closed
Adults – 200 rubles
Privilege tickets – 150 rubles
(children from 3 years old, schoolchildren)
Founder of the museum
The founder explains, “The collection was started by a Barbie doll presented to me by my elder brother in 1994. But once I had a chance to buy dolls via Internet it was easier to replenish the exposition. We did not decide immediately to show our collection to people. We first exhibited when there were only 300 dolls. People left with bright impressions, leaving excellent reviews in the wish book that served as inspiration to create the museum. Such decision was made by our family. The museum opened recently but it has become one of Orlov’s places of interest. We have many portrait dolls. These are famous actors, musicians, and politicians: Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana, Elvis Presley, Bruce Lee and many others. But as to doll fashionistas, they show gorgeous dresses.
The Museum of Collectible Dolls is unique in its kind. This is the first museum in Russia established based on a private collection and dedicated to the modern collectible factory doll. Excursions, theme tea parties, master classes, and the work of «Women’s Club» are the main activities in our museum. In addition to the stationary museum we are also engaged in exhibition activities. At present time residents of Belgorod, Lipetsk, Kursk, Ryazan, Tambov, Smolensk, Kaluga and other cities have already gotten acquainted with some of our exhibitions.
The museum exposition includes more than 1000 exhibits and is as interesting for adults as it is for children. The collection presents dolls made by famous manufacturers: Tonner, Franklin Mint, Mattel, Hot Toys, Effanbee, Danberry Mint, Ashton Drake, Sideshow Collectibles, NECA and others. The dolls have certificates and total production for some of them does not exceed 100 units worldwide. The exposition includes author’s works by Natalia Alyoshina: Anna Pavlova, Ebenezer Scrooge «Christmas stories» by Dickens).