A Doll Museum in Goolwa South Australia
While I was on holidays in Adelaide South Australia to visit family recently I was lucky enough to visit River Dolls in Goolwa. Goolwa for those who don’t know is on the River Murray and is a very pretty town and well worth a visit if you are ever on holiday in Australia. The main street still has many of its interesting historic old buildings. I found a lovely bakery and we had our lunch there. There were many other nice places where you could get a meal but we loved this old bakery. After lunch, we had a nice walk in the wharf area where I took a few snapshots. On weekends you can take a ride on the famous Oscar W. You will need to book this in advance to avoid disappointment as it sells out fast. Check out the links at the end of this post for Goolwa and South Australia for more information. Now on with the doll museum.
Now, this museum will not disappoint if you love dolls as much as Vanda and I do. There is a huge collection featuring all kinds of vintage and modern dolls. I could have spent hours in that place. There is something for everyone and even my friend Phillip enjoyed our visit. He took quite an interest in the action figures and the cars on display. There are also dolls for sale for those who may wish to add to their own collections. In the front of the shop, there is a sweet shop to help support the running of the museum. As we all know it’s very costly trying to run any kind of museum this day and age. As Vanda has pointed out in previous posts many such places have closed down due to costs or lack of interest. The entry charge was only $5.00AU and we thought this very reasonable for what we saw in the big display. You will see all sorts of Barbie, Sindy, Tammy, and other well-loved fashion dolls, beautiful old baby and walking dolls, costume dolls, action figures, soft toys, and many other surprises. I have scanned the paper brochure and added my own photographs in a slideshow to help showcase what is on display in this terrific museum. Here are the front and back of the brochure
My photos can better describe what is in the museum so I will now add them to this post. I will just say again the museum is well worth a visit and is very easy to find as it is on the main street in Goolwa and parking is not a problem.