The new dollhouse at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Mueum looks pretty enough to be a display piece, but it’s actually the newest interactive piece that was unveiled Sunday evening.
The six foot by five foot house house has nine rooms to play with as well as the back and front yards.
“It’s very unique because of its size and also that it is able to played with,” said Lynn Maguire with the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum. “Lots of museums have big dollhouses, but we’re one of the only ones to have a playable dollhouse and especially this size.”
It took many house to dream up and build special touches like the hand-laid shingles and hand done wall paper in each room.
The attention to detail goes the whole way to the mailboxes, which bear names that are significant to those who worked on the house.
The museum also rearranged the entire room to display its other smaller dollhouse around it.
“We had previously some dolls to play with, but now there’s a much bigger and much more fun thing to do we think,” Maguire added.
The new dollhouse is a larger continuation of the museum’s build you own dollhouse event that is held each winter.
It also hosts many other special events that are coming up including Caboose Night with trains and story time in September.
“You learn how different train signals are,” Maguire explained. “It’s also a wooden train event ,so there are different wooden train layouts all over our museum.”
The annual Treated Tour is in October where children can go around the museum in costume and collect treats.
The museum also holds Toys and Tunes around Christmas.
If you’d like to visit the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum it’s located at 144 Kruger Street in Wheeling.
It is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
For more information call them at 304-242-8133 or visit toyandtrain.com.