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PUBLISHED: 11:00 27 December 2010

North Somerset Museum. Photo of Matryoshka Dolls exhibition with curator Nick Goff.

North Somerset Museum. Photo of Matryoshka Dolls exhibition with curator Nick Goff.


A VAST collection of Matryoshka dolls are currently on display at North Somerset Museum.

North Somerset Museum. Photo of Matryoshka Dolls exhibition with curator Nick Goff.

The dolls, famously known around the globe as Russian dolls, are from Wendy Young’s private collection.

The pieces range from classic Russian president to English bobbys and will be on display at the Burlington Street facility until February 5.

Nick Goff, curator, would like to hear from anyone who would like their private collections exhibited at the museum.

He can be contacted on 01934 621028 or e-mail

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