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Philadelphia Doll Museum
2253 North Broad Street
Northeast Philly
Philadelphia, Pa 19132
Cross Street: Dauphin Street
Hours of Operation
Thursday – Saturday 10am – 4pm Sundays 12pm – 4pm Admission $4 Adults $3 seniors/students and children under 12 – Group rates and tours are available

Since the beginning of civilization, man has made images of himself from objects from his environment, either as drawing on cave walls or as figurines made of wood or clay. These dolls or idols were used as a religious or magical status. Today, dolls are defined as a three dimension figure representing a human being. Added to this definition, is that a doll is a play toy for children.

Dolls have been found throughout the world from the sarcophagi of Ancient Egypt, to the Catacombs in Rome to Native American graves of North America. Dolls tells a story about their past. That is why “the world of doll collecting” provides a treasure of information and holds such interest and joy to all peoples.


  • Annual Membership:
  • As a Member of the Philadelphia Doll Museum, you join with others who share an appreciation of history and culture through dolls.

  • Basic Membership: Free Admission for one year
    Discounts at the Museum Gift Store
    Invitations to Exhibitions Openings, Special Events and Programs
    Research and Library Privileges.

  • Membership:Basic Membership Benefits PLUS… 25 guest passes for Corporation
    Rental discount of facilities.

    To become a Member of the Philadelphia Doll Museum
    $25.00 Basic Membership
    $10.00 Basic Membership Senior
    $5.00 Student Membership w/ID
    $40.00 Basic Family Membership
    2 Adults and 4 children under 18
    $200.00 Organization Membership
    $500.00 Corporate Membership

  • Mission: The Philadelphia Doll Museum was established in 1988 as an educational and cultural resource institution, dedicated to preserve doll history and culture by presenting the art of doll making and collecting through seminars and lectures; to provide a resource library of information for doll research and the documentation of printed material, photographs, and audio recording; to develop and sponsor with other museums, cultural centers and organizations, exhibit exchange and educational workshops. Read about our recent exhibits
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