WESTMINSTER – Barbie doll home to become a museum – A collection of dolls from a Barbie doll in her house in Westminster will become part of a new Westminster museum dedicated to children with autism.
The doll house at the corner of St John Street and Prentiss Road will become a permanent attraction for the museum.
The collection is being donated to the museum by the doll’s owner.
The dolls will be housed in a large, state-of-the-art building that will be able to accommodate more than 20,000 visitors.
Barbie, the doll, has a history in the United States that dates back to the 1930s, and her popularity in the 1960s and 1970s was largely a result of her appearance on the covers of children’s magazines.
The Westminster building will include a special exhibit hall with a large picture of Barbie, her famous red and blue jumpsuit, and the doll on display, alongside a collection of doll houses.
Barbie has a number of international fans, including actress and musician Eva Longoria, comedian Amy Schumer and former US president Donald Trump.
She is best known as the character played by Kristen Bell in the popular TV series, The Mindy Project, which was created by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
It is not yet known when the dolls will leave the doll house.
The museum is being funded by the National Autistic Society, the US Autistic Self Advocacy Network and the UK Autism Network.
The building will also include a doll museum, where people with autism can go to learn about the history and development of the autism spectrum.