ALTON’S Curtis Museum attracted so many visitors for its Dolls House Day Experience on Saturday, July 29, that the exhibition will now stay open for the whole of the summer holidays.

This year’s event was designed to celebrate the story of the Museum’s Doll’s Grocery Shop

exhibition. The shop in question is a small general store that was made by a retired lady purely for her own pleasure.

It displays an astonishing variety of general goods – from fresh fruit and vegetables to buckets and ironmongery.

Its design is based on the type of shop that was common in English towns and villages in the middle of the last century, before supermarkets and convenience stores came to dominate the retail landscape.

Among other exhibits, the museum showed a scale model of a prefabricated dwelling that used to be located in in Aldershot and in which its owner, Sandra Miller, and her family family used to live.

It was made by her father, and was available for viewing for one day only.

The Curtis Museum shop stocks a selection of dolls house collectors’ accessories together with a range of Dateman miniature books and activity packs for children.

It has expressed its sincere thanks to Sweet Chocolate in Westbrook Walk,Alton, for supporting the event.

Located on Crown Hill, the Curtis Museum is open from 10am-5pm from Tuesday to Saturday.