The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, Kansas City

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 120+ 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 (, the museum's blog Small Talk (, Instagram (@toyandminiaturemuseum), or Pinterest.
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  • We visited with four kids 6-9years old (babysitting) and our own 6 month old. It was spring break and they made a scavenger hunt for the kids with a prize at the end. The kids loved it and so did I! T...  read more »
  • People who say there isn't much to see here either have cold hearts or were never children. I was prepared to be underwhelmed, but it was exactly the opposite - overwhelming. The doll house exhibits a...  read more »
  • Park right in front of this lovely mansion on the UMKC campus to visit the impressive collection of miniatures displayed here. From detailed rooms of furniture from various time periods to individual ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • I am from MD and was able to visit this toy museum just before it closed to update. I was really disappointed the last 2 times I visited friends in Olathe because it still wasn't open. Hurray it is open again. Can't wait to see it again. It was wonderful before and know it will be even better now.
  • I wasn't fond of the toy collection, but the miniatures were incredible! There is so much to look at in this museum. The staff is kind and helpful.
  • I loved the big collection of miniatures is impressive. A lot of memories with the toys is great tell your kids the history behind some of the things that they have. The lady in the front desk super nice. I will return!!!
  • It has cool toys very old toys too you can also sometimes make crafts.
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