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Craftsmanship Museum, Carlsbad

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Mr. Joe Martin started a Foundation to encourage excellence in craftsmanship with emphasis on metalworking projects at the small end of the size scale. Through the Foundation Joe Martin started the Craftsmanship Museum to make available examples of fine craftsmanship to the public, to bring public attention to the achievements of craftsmen, with the purpose of encouraging a future generation to pursue excellence in craftsmanship. Use our Carlsbad tour planner to add Craftsmanship Museum and other attractions to your Carlsbad vacation plans.
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  • The Craftmanship Museum in Carlsbad CA is a totally unique and totally fascinating place to visit if the visitor has any interest in the design and engineering of mechanical systems! A visit here woul...  more »
  • We visited the museum based on all the glowing reviews we saw online. We have to say that it is a very interesting place to visit and admire the miniature operating models. You are overwhelmed by the ...  more »
  • Incredibly talented people that have created some amazing miniature replicas of trains, planes, automobiles, doll houses, and many other items. We have been there 3 times and each time we find things ...  more »
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  • Absoluting amazing museum. It has a rich collection of very well crafted machines and models. What I loved most was that it was alive. I feel I see so many museums which seem to have not been visited in decades. The staff here was very well knowledged and very enthusiastic.
  • The cutting craftsmanship and extraordinary engineering were only trumped by the friendliness and fine quality of the volunteer staff. Will defiantly return to share this delight with Dad. -No entry fee -Street and Lot parking -Photos are highly encouraged
  • Awesome little museum of miniature things. Engines, vehicles, other amazing little contraptions, all to scale and most able to run. Demonstrations running a few times a day of steam machines in the back. Had a good time and well worth the 10 dollar (voluntary) donation made on my exit. Will return in near future.
  • Great place to take olders kids (mine are 6 & 10). The staff/volunteers were super fun and friendly. We had a wonderful time there.
  • It is absolutely amazing to see what someone can make with their own two hands and their own imagination! I will revisit this place often.