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Craftsmanship Museum, Carlsbad
(4.9/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
The online and physical Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museums are funded private donations with primary funding by the Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship. Mr. Martin is the owner of Sherline Products, a manufacturer of precision miniature machine tools in the USA.
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  • Wasn't sure how much we would like it. Awesome place, who knew, not me, that so much was here. Take the machine shop tour, it is awesome. This museum is totally free, they just let you roam at your ow...  more »
  • We stumbled upon this museum. Its quite the jewel. Its a free museum although donations are accepted. There are very friendly and knowledgeable volunteers who provide background to the many displays. ...  more »
  • If you enjoy looking at things made with great craftsmanship, then plan on spending a couple of hours here. They have limited tours of the machine shop where they make some of the miniature equipment....  more »
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  • Amazing collection, examples of craftsmanship are as creative as they are artistic. Staff is not only friendly but exude the love of the craft in their mannerisms and smiles. Great family visit, includes dollhouse and miniature dioramas of all kinds. And no admission fee!
  • What a find, took our grandson here for a brief visit. The docents were helpful and informed taking time to share facts about a very diverse collection models and miniatures. Free admission..a must see if you are in the area
  • There's something for everyone at this delightful museum. The artistry is inspirational. The museum is a tribute to craftsmanship of all forms with a focus on miniature versions of trains, airplanes, cars, boats, merry-go-rounds, buildings, houses and anything else you can imagine. The museum includes a working machine shop which has demonstrations every day at 10:00 am, Noon and 2:00 pm. The exhibits themselves are inspirational as is the story of Joe Martin, who set up the foundation that supports the museum.
  • This museum is a tribute and recognition to all those who make miniatures, hands, head and heart, loved to see this organization, José Brito.
  • WOW!!!!! I'm student at MiraCosta College on the Machinist CNC Program and today our instructor send me and my classmate to visit the Craftsmanship Museum. I'm just speachless. The visit was great,the people inside are very kind and i really enjoyed plenty.Thank you so much for the unfished patience for show us every single piece of high engineering art. A very special place to spend a few hours.