Aunty Joan’s Dolly Mix

Step into a wonderland of dolls that look like they might come to life.

Like walking backstage into an opulent dressing room, ‘a cornucopia of swagged satin and velvet’. (Dolly Mix Facebook page) This museum is the passion of the late Aunty Joan (Duncan) Stewart, who started collecting dolls later in life. It was Joan’s wish to donate the dolls to the Esperance community to make a permanent doll museum. If you need an escape, and want to feel like Alice in Wonderland, you can even organise a high tea in the space.


104 Dempster Street
Esperance WA 6450

Opening Hours

Mon to Sun 1 - 4pm. Entry by donation.

Those eyes

The eyes have it all, and this doll looks like you could peer right into them like an actual child. The doll is so life-like with its curls and in its colourful shirt with Australian plant designs.


There is an array of cheeky toddlers that peak out through the displays. This young fella looks like he might have done something quite mischievous.


A doll with an attitude - she is just missing her Harley Davidson! Many of the dolls in the collection are dressed in ornate laces and sequins. This doll stood out as a gal looking for a different...

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