Located next to the Plaza de la Merced in a restored building that was originally an example of XVIII-century Malaga Baroque, this museum was the first in Spain to display miniature dolls houses, boasting a private collection of over fifty unique, hand-crafted models, most of which were made in the XIX century. The highlight is a XIX-century Andalusian collection, though other types of toy are also on display here, including dolls from the 1950s and models of a freight train and the famous “Santa Fe” locomotive.
Other exhibits range from a Majorcan house built in 1850 –the oldest object on display-to a 1970 German house.
The museum consists of seven rooms on the first floor of the building, while the ground floor is home to a shop where reproductions of the houses, made to various scales from a variety of materials, can be purchased. The third floor is home to the workshop and offices.