Trip Planner USA  /  California  /  Carlsbad  /  Museums  /  Craftsmanship Museum

Craftsmanship Museum, Carlsbad

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
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.
Use our Carlsbad tour planner to add Craftsmanship Museum and other attractions to your Carlsbad vacation plans.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • 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....  read more »
  • My wife and I discovered The Craftsmanship Museum here, on Tripadvisor, and decided to check it our while on vacation in Carlsbad, California. Located just east of the Palomar airport, the museum was ...  read more »
  • This is an undiscovered jewel. Be sure to go to the talk and your. Amazing craftsman have displays real working miniature engines of all kinds; match stick creations like Notre Dame are amazing and a ...  read more »
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • A very interesting museum! Lots of cool stuff. Great for older kids and not boring for adults. 10/10 would visit again.
  • Fun way to spend several hours. Makes you feel larger than life. Make sure you get there for the machine shop tour.
  • Great place if you're into miniature engines.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 8​h
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 2​h 30​m