The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, Kansas City

(4.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures preserves and exhibits one of the nation's largest collection of antique toys and the world's largest collection of contemporary, fine-scale miniatures.

Learn more about the museum and its collection on the museum’s website (toyandminiaturemuseum.org), the museum's blog Small Talk (toyandminiaturemuseum.org/blog), Instagram (@toyandminiaturemuseum), or Pinterest.
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  • I went there with the idea that I would find the toy part like best. But it turned out to be just the other way around!! Fascinating were all those little, true-to-life museum URstukken.een tea pot as small as a luciferskop, for example. Meticulously recreated tools in an equally small workshop, a little further on super small jewelry. Also fun for children. Especially girls will be thrilled.
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  • This museum, which is open on Mondays, is peculiar With two floors, on the first presents a series of furnished Dollhouse and miniatures of objects that seem to Give special attention to little gems miniature crystal pieces, such as jars, vases and cups, all too small and incredibly well done there is also information about the collectors that ceded the works to the Museum and the interesting stories of how they acquired their pieces. On the second floor are the antique toys and even some of the years 90, only I miss Barbie Though present toys this museum has more interest to adults than to children
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  • We stopped by this larger than expected museum and only had an hour. If you like miniatures (doll house size and smaller), this is a fascinating place. The collection is extensive and truly amazing. T...  more »
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  • This is a wonderful museum for kids and for adults. The first floor is all miniatures, which is my favorite. The second has a large collection of historic toys--it might make you nostalgic! Lots of parking available. Great for a family trip, or even for a date.
  • Great little museum. Very clean and well curated. The miniature section is incredibly fascinating. Enjoyable for all ages.
  • This museum was a real surprise to me. I'm not a doll or dollhouse guy, but the art and technique that went into the miniatures on the first floor is amazing. You'll be amazed. They also have videos showing how some of the miniatures are made. A real plus! Upstairs they have a huge collection of interesting toys for your childhood, no matter what generation you are in.
  • The miniatures section is impressive and truly stunning, but all the detail can be a lot to process. The toy section is very interesting and offers nostalgia for people of all ages.
  • It has cool toys very old toys too you can also sometimes make crafts.