Chris’s interest in dolls houses and miniatures started about 2001, when she was coming up to retirement age. Then in 2004, after she had really got involved in the hobby and with a few more dolls houses, Chris decided to start the business Dollshouse Mania. Bob and Louise joined her later making this a real family business. Finally in 2023 Chris and Bob retired (aged 81 & 82!). Louise continues the business with help from her two sons Flynn and Carter and also Wendy who joined the team in 2022.
Today, Dollshouse Mania is probably the largest specialised dolls house and dolls house miniatures outlet in the UK, with over 12,000 different items to choose from. Louise says that it is still a family business, where customer satisfaction is very important.
We are stockists of Dolls House Emporium, Streets Ahead, Reutter, Jia Yi, Babettes Miniatures, Le Toy Van, Small Interiors, Javis Model Supplies, Deluxe Materials and much more.. You are welcome to come in and have a look around. The store is open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 3pm and one Saturday every month, please check the website or call for dates. If you are travelling a distance telephone first to check stock availability & opening times. 1,000’s of items on display. See the finished houses on show.
There is something for all ages with the “Junior Collection” of houses and accessories right through to the “Collectors Range”.
Period & Modern Furniture, Lighting, Wallpapers, Floor coverings, Carpets, Curtains, Miniature figures, Flowers, Plants, Garden items and many accessories . Plus a range of DIY small tools, wood, mouldings, doors, windows, paint and adhesives.
We featured in a TV programme MUMS ON STRIKE, filmed at our premises.
We were on the JOANNE MALIN BBC RADIO WM programme, with Cayte Walker, which was broadcast live from our premises.
Miniature products supplied by Dollshouse Mania were used in a sketch with Jimmy Carr in 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN.
We have supplied miniature copper pans, saucepans etc to the BBC1 programme THE REPAIR SHOP and they were used as part of a project to renovate a miniature caravan.
We are very grateful to Davina McCall & Michael Douglas, who gave us very good reviews in their podcast MAKING THE CUT.
At the end of last year we supplied Sandi Toksvig, The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge and in recent weeks Emmerdale!