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Tara's Palace Trust & Museum of Childhood, Dublin

Tara's Place and museum of Childhood are located in the beautifully restored old Corn Store building in the Courtyard of Malahide Castle.

Tara’s Palace is arguably one of the world’s most magnificent Dolls Palaces. It has 22 rooms meticulously constructed by some of Ireland’s finest craftsmen over two decades. Designed and built to one-twelfth scale it encapsulates the grandeur and elegance of Ireland’s three great 18th Century Mansions, Castletown House, Leinster House and Carton House. Paintings by leading Irish Artists, including Tom Ryan R.H.A. and miniature furnishing masterpieces by Fred Early, Paul Geoghegan, Michael Walton, John Hodgson and others adorn the State Rooms and private apartments. The magnificent marble Cantilever staircase is by Christopher O’Neill & Sons, while rare examples of glass, porcelain, silver and ivory in miniature have been collected from around the world.

The Palace is the centre piece of the Museum of Childhood and is supported by a collection of historic dolls houses including “Portabello”, circa 1700, possibly the earliest surviving dolls house in Ireland or the UK acquired from the collection of the international authority on such houses, Vivien Greene, together with a Dolls House from the family of Lady Wilde (Oscar’s Mother), a very rare and small 18th century dolls house for use in a carriage to amuse children when traveling and others in various styles and periods.

All admission charges from the museum go directly to supporting children's charities.

Opening Times

April to September
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.00
Sundays and Bank Holidays 13.00 - 17.00

Closed all day Monday and for lunch from 13.00 to 14.00

October to March
Open for group bookings (10+),

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Ticket Prices

All admission fees go 100% without any deductions to children’s charities.
Family €10
Adult €4
4-11 years €2
Concession €3

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Disabled Facilities

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More Information

Email: info@taraspalace.ie

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Malahide Castle,
2 Old Malahide Rd,
Dublin 5,
Dublin

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