If you’re looking for a unique place to visit with your family this weekend, one location you can consider is Dolljoy Factory and Museum in Pasig City, which has a whopping more than 10,000 dolls on display!
Dolljoy Factory and Museum started in 1972 as Dolljoy Factory, a backyard cottage industry in Mandaluyong City. At this time, the museum owners’ four daughters usually received dolls as gifts, which eventually gave them the idea of creating their own dolls.
Fast forward to 2007, when Dolljoy Factory and Museum was conceptualized and officially opened its doors to conduct educational tours and presentations for guests. The museum aims to showcase its vast collections of dolls which are proudly Filipino-made.
The museum has been featured in various local television shows. Most recently, it was visited by the GMA-7 morning show Unang Hirit. Viewers were given a sneak peek into the museum’s collections.
Dolljoy Factory and Museum currently houses thousands of assorted dolls, toys, and other items related to doll-making. There are dolls dressed in all sorts of unique costumes: fairytale-inspired gowns, national attire of foreign countries, school uniforms, and more.
The museum’s Filipiniana section includes dolls dressed in traditional attire from various parts of the Philippines. The dolls are also displayed in different themed exhibits, like a hospital, a beauty salon, and a children’s boutique.
Other collections you’ll find at the museum are dolls modeled after beloved Filipino celebrities and beauty queens, the owners’ doll collections, and dolls from the Precious Moments Company, which commissioned Dolljoy Factory and Museum to manufacture their dolls back in the 1980s.
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Aside from viewing the exhibits, guests may also participate in different kinds of educational hands-on activities and even purchase factory-priced dolls.