The Modern Fashion Doll Museum from Solnechnogorsk, Moscow region, joined the Association of Private and People’s Museums of Russia The founder and owner of the museum is Natalia Vasilyevna Taranova.
The museum aims to demonstrate that fashion dolls are a multifaceted hobby suitable for any age. The overview tour will introduce you to the diversity of fashion dolls, tell about the invention of the Barbie doll and the further development of fashion dolls, and show the characteristic features of dolls from various manufacturers. The themed tour “Scandals, Intrigues, Investigations” is designed for adults only. It shows how the manufacturers of fashion dolls reacted to the public critic of their products. The themed tour “Fashion Doll as a Call to Creativity” is designed for families. It tells how to encourage creativity in children through playing with a fashion doll. The museum also regularly updates its temporary exhibition dedicated to seasonal holidays (New Year, Chinese New Year, Defender of the Fatherland Day, Women’s Day, Cosmonautics Day, Children’s Day, Russia Day, Family Day, etc.) and special events (such as the Olympic Games) displaying various selections of items from the museum’s collection. In the future, the museum plans to offer public lectures on the history of fashion, workshops on fashion design and creating a look based on a factory fashion doll, etc.
The collection of fashion dolls has been gradually growing since 2009. In 2020, the total amount of items reached one thousand.
The permanent exhibition presents about 500 fashion dolls covering the period from the 1980s to the present. There are dolls from Russia, Belorussia, the US, Japan, and China, including rare collectibles and mass-produced dolls that were never on sale in Russia.
Museum address: Moscow region, Solnechogorsk, Sovetskaya st., Building 11a, Room 2 (3rd floor).
Tel. +7 (985) 432 35-66, WhatsApp +7 9680515250,
Operating hours: Tue.-Sat. 6 PM – 10 PM, Sun. 12 PM – 9 PM. Please pre-register for your visit. Mon. – closed.
Self-guided visit: adults 200 rubles / children 100 rubles. Guided tour: adults 500 rubles / children 200 rubles.