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Doll House in Woburn Abbey

Doll House in Woburn Abbey

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Visitors to Woburn Abbey can now peek behind the curtains of a wonderful, historic doll’s house.

Beautifully furnished and skilfully made by members of the Russell family in the 1920s, it is a replica in miniature of Oakley House which was owned by the 4th Duke of Bedford and is one of the largest doll’s houses of this era in the UK.

The doll’s house was created by Leo and Phyllis Russell, the two youngest children of the Baron of Ampthill, who were aged 13 and 10 and lived in Oakley House at the time.

The current owner of the Doll’s House, Georgiana Fiddian-Green, visited Woburn Abbey to assist with installing the furniture.

“Aunt Phyllis would have been over the moon to have it on display at Woburn Abbey, it feels that it has come home and is back where it belongs,” she said.

Visit www.woburnabbey.co.uk for more.