Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art

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Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art
Whyel Museum of Doll Art Bellevue Washington.jpg
Established 1992
Dissolved 2012
Location Bellevue, Washington, USA
Coordinates 47°37′16″N 122°11′46″W / 47.621°N 122.196°W / 47.621; -122.196
Collection size Doll art
Visitors 10,000 (2010 estimate[1])

The Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art was an art museum in Bellevue, Washington, USA. It featured a permanent collection of over 1,200 dolls. The museum was founded in 1992 and won a number of awards for its collection, including the Jumeau Trophy for best private doll museum in the world.[2]

In August 2011, the museum's owner and namesake announced that the museum would close on March 1, 2012.[1][3] Five years later, the building became the new location of KidsQuest Children's Museum.


  1. ^ a b Goodbye, Dolly: Struggling doll museum slated for closure, KOMO news, August 25, 2011, retrieved 2016-07-21 
  2. ^ Museum of the Month: Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art, The Seattle Times, December 15, 2005, retrieved 2011-08-26 
  3. ^ Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art to close, The Seattle Times, August 25, 2011, retrieved 2011-08-26 

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