The collection of dolls dating from the 19th and 20th centuries is also quite remarkable.

The exhibition takes a look back at the history and development of the doll, both in its production techniques and intended use. Antique porcelain dolls, celluloid "bather" dolls, vinyl dolls like the Bella and fashion dolls or baby dolls are key aspects of the museum's collections.

Showcases include a large collection of Barbie dolls, from the first in 1959 to the most recent generations, and adventure figures including G.I Joe, Action man and Big Jim!