Small Talk with Beth Jones – Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House
Interviewer: Charlotte Stokoe
Wednesday 19th May 19.00-20.00
Queen Mary’s Dolls House at Windsor Castle is the largest, most beautiful and most famous dolls’ house in the world. Built between 1921 and 1924 for Queen Mary, consort of George V, by the leading British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, it includes contributions from over 1,500 of the finest artists, craftsmen and manufacturers of the early twentieth century. From life below stairs to the high-society setting of the saloon and dining room, and from a library bursting with original works by the top literary names of the day, to a fully stocked wine cellar and a garden, created by Gertrude Jekyll, no detail was forgotten. The house even includes electricity, running hot and cold water and working lifts.
The dolls’ house will soon be celebrating its 100 birthday & The Royal Collections have undertaken a huge restoration & cataloguing programme, checking every single item in the dolls house & photographing it.
We are delighted, thrilled & excited to have the opportunity to speak to Beth Jones Senior Curator? Of the Royal Collections, about this incredible dolls’ house & the restoration programme.
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