The Babushkas buying team near Moscow

This Matryoshka is a set of fifty (if we remember correctly) and it is worth about $50,000 or so.


As a thank you to all our loyal customers for being a part of the friendliest and most generous Matryoshka store, we have a gorgeous matryoshka to give away and a guarantee this year that the matryoshkas will be amazing!

We want all you matryoshka lovers to post a photo on our facebook page of your favourite matryoshka bought from Babushkas and how you like to showcase your set at home. The most liked photo will win a matryoshka set! So get your friends, family and your next door neighbour to like your photo on our page! Get ready with your camera and start posting!

Shop Christmas opening hours

For those who are still wishing to do some christmas shopping in person our hours at our Royal Arcade shop in Melbourne over the remainder of the Xmas period are;

Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th: 9am – 6pm
Thursday 13th: 9am – 7pm
Friday 14th: 9am – 9pm
Saturday 15th: 9am – 7pm
Sunday 16th: 9am – 7pm
Monday 17th: 9am – 8pm
Tuesday 18th: 9am – 8pm
Wednesday 19th: 9am – 8pm
Thursday 20th: 9am – 8pm
Friday 21st: 9am – 10pm
Saturday 22nd: 9am – 8pm
Sunday 23rd: 9am – 7pm
Monday 24th: 9am – 6pm

Our Harbourside shop is open 10-9 every day. Closed on Xmas day.

Our Stores

New stock just arrived

New marionettes and Semenyov dolls have arrived and should be in shops by Tuesday/Wednesday.


Oops, our new webpage wasn’t quite ready. Old one is back until we have the new one ready to go.

Xmas Shop at Royal Arcade

The Xmas Shop at our Royal Arcade Store in Melbourne is now open from 11am to 3pm every day except Sunday.

Sales position

We have a casual sales position available in our Royal Arcade store;

Steadycam past Babushkas in the Royal Arcade

Geoff and his steady cam video on youtube passing our shop in the Royal Arcade

Some website changes

You might have noticed a few small changes on our Website ( as we’ve started to rework it. The items now sort default from cheapest to most expensive. And we also now have new Internet only prices which initially are set at 20% below our shop prices. This reflects somewhat the different costs for us of the two forms of retailing but it is also something that we will refine over the next few months so this is just a starting point.

Make your own Matryoshka competition

The winning entries from our ‘Make Your Own Matryoshka’ Competition. Congratulations to Olivette, Ruby and Evelyn (it was too difficult to choose between the two sisters’ entries so they both scored a prize!) A creative use of papier mache and paint. And Olivette’s knitted set is very cute.