Miniataure Engineering Craftsmanship Museum (MECM), 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 Miniataure Engineering Craftsmanship Museum (MECM) 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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Carlsbad holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Miniataure Engineering Craftsmanship Museum (MECM) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Miniataure Engineering Craftsmanship Museum (MECM) reviews

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  • I was very pleased to see that, currently, this is the #1 ranked "thing to do" in Carlsbad. If you're in the area, it's a "MUST." There is something here for everyone, young and old, alike... 
    I was very pleased to see that, currently, this is the #1 ranked "thing to do" in Carlsbad. If you're in the area, it's a "MUST." There is something here for everyone, young and old, alike...  more »
  • The Craftsmanship Museum houses dozens of miniature motors and models lovingly created by hobbyists. Docents can make some of them operate and answer any question you may have; sometimes they came... 
    The Craftsmanship Museum houses dozens of miniature motors and models lovingly created by hobbyists. Docents can make some of them operate and answer any question you may have; sometimes they came...  more »
  • Helpful volunteers who explained everything. Tons of actual working miniatures. Matchstick display as well as carousels were our favorite 
    Helpful volunteers who explained everything. Tons of actual working miniatures. Matchstick display as well as carousels were our favorite  more »
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  • If in the area, this is a nice and interesting museum to check out. It's quite small (literally and figuratively), but there are lots of interesting things. I enjoyed the musical devices, doll houses, matchstick buildings, firearms, and cars. If you really like engines there were many displays. Things go in rotation so in a few months there may be something new.
  • This place is a must visit! The amount of creativity is mind blowing. This place is truly incredible. The hand made items here are hard to describe. Real working motors at 1/6th size are amazing! The doll houses and everything here is all worth the time spent here. Please be prepared to spend at least a couple of hours. You will be assisted by the knowledgeable employees who tell you the stories of what is displayed. The minitures of several different items on display all have interesting stories and even more interesting are the makers behind the scenes. I had a great time and left with a deep appreciation for craftsmanship on display. Do yourself a favor and experience this location for yourself. I highly recommend a visit. Great place for the entire family to visit.
  • It was So Much More than I had anticipated. Two, knowledgeable and friendly gentleman staff gave us great tidbits and gave power to several exhibits. From diesel to doll houses..AMAZING & WORTH IT!
  • This is a small gem! It took us about an hour and a half to see it all but there is amazing Craftmanship to see. The gentlemen at the front shared their love of crafts by showing us and telling us about some of the exhibits. Bring some cash if you can since there is no admission charged but there is a box for cash donations.
  • This is a wonderful museum for all ages and interests. Volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable. Top-notch! We’ll be back.

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