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Due to an unusually high volume of repair orders awaiting completion, we are not accepting any items shipped to the Doll Hospital for repair evaluation at the current time.  


Please check back in January 2016 for an update.  We appreciate your patience, and anticipate that shipped items will be accepted in early 2016.

However, we continue to offer repair evaluations and accept repair orders from customers visiting our store in Berkley, MI.  Please understand that the lead time for most repairs will be several months.

Thank You

The Doll Hospital Management


We are proud to have been listed by Good Housekeeping Magazine as one of the NATION'S top ten restorer's of collectable and antique dolls.


You may have a beloved old doll that is dirty, or broken.  It may be laying in a box --- in your basement or out in your garage --- all in shambles!  We promise not to be shocked.    If you have   strong sentimental attachment, then restoration of a childhood doll (or maybe a doll that was treasured by your mother or grandmother) can be very gratifying. The Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop has restored an estimated 250,000 dolls for grateful clients over the past 65 years. The Doll Hospital has a dedicated staff of 2 skilled artisans as restorers, and believe it or not, we have 100+ years of doll repair experience between us.  As you can imagine, we’ve faced just about every imaginable type of doll repair. We look forward to giving your doll a new lease on life. While we have thousands of antique parts, they are used only in emergency.  we prefer to work with the original body or head components, so as to keep everything as authentic as possible. Over the years we have invented a variety of techniques to bring dolls back to closely resemble their former selves. View our photo gallery for a sampling of patients we have brought back to life!


Sorry! We are unable to estimate repairs over the phone or Internet, because every situation is quite unique.  We need to examine each doll closely to evaluate it's condition and note any pre-existing problems.  From this first-hand assessment,  the nature and cost of required repair or restoration work can be arrived at. For those who are within driving distance,  we   have at least one qualified estimator, on duty, at most times during business hours.   Please note that while we are open on Sundays at various times of the year, we never have doll repair staff available on Sundays.  Read more about arranging for repair here.


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