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Appropriately, you enter this wonderfully singular Warsaw museum through a small dollhouse door. From there, a spread of a few hundred tiny homes unfolds, born from the private collection of one woman, Aneta Popiel-Machnicka, a polish screenwriter and producer. She took up the hobby in 2006 and quickly amassed one of the largest collections of dollhouses in eastern Europe. 

The diminutive dwellings on display date between the 19th century and today. Some are handmade by loving parents, others by skilled craftsmen and miniaturists. Only some later models were mass-produced by toy factories, making most of the items unique. And Popiel-Machnicka not only collects the houses but also restores them with her children and the help of miniaturists.

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