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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

5235 Oak St, Across from Univ of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64112-2877
+1 816-235-8000
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Best museum you never heard of-and cheap.

I was in awe of the workmanship and attention to detail as well as the follow through of the story... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2016
ralph r
Houston, Texas
Loved it!!

We visited with four kids 6-9years old (babysitting) and our own 6 month old. It was spring break... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2016
Christina W
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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, formerly the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City, reopened on August 1, 2015 after an $8 million renovation. The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures features one of the nation's largest collection of antique toys and the world's largest collection of contemporary, fine-scale miniatures.
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5235 Oak St, Across from Univ of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64112-2877
+1 816-235-8000
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

I was in awe of the workmanship and attention to detail as well as the follow through of the story behind the masterpieces. Miniatures that you have to see under a microscope to discern the detail, you wonder how? Exquisite doll houses and ships with...More

Thank ralph r
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

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! This place had current...More

1  Thank Christina W
Reviewed October 2, 2016

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 alone could take hours if you really did them justice....More

2  Thank DaBearsWISC
Reviewed September 28, 2016

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 items reproduced in 1/12 size it is a marvel to see. Videos also...More

Thank ScottieMom849
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

My son and I went. It is $5 per person which isn't bad, but not a whole lot to see. We were in and out in less then 45 minutes. Nice to see all of the old toys from my childhood. The miniature stuff was...More

Thank TheTravelingMan70
Reviewed September 26, 2016

We took 3 of our grand ones to this very interesting and cool attraction. Our two 7 year olds and a teenager loved it. Admission price very reasonable. A very good place to spend a couple of hours. Plenty of things to keep all of...More

Thank ichoosejoy
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Took the grandkids here as a trip before school started again and we all loved it. It has wonderful doll houses that are completely furnished. I loved seeing toys of my child hood. The museum has been redone since we'd been there last and it...More

Thank adele1352
Reviewed September 11, 2016

A very unique museum right next to a college campus. The first floor was dedicated to miniatures and it was amazing to see the quality and diversity of the selection. Upstairs were the toys and pedal cars and this was a trip through my childhood...More

Thank PLM2534
Reviewed August 24, 2016

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures presents a varied display of toy, dolls and miniatures across a large span of history. If you are interested in the design and execution of miniature furniture, musical instruments and architecture this place will fascinate you for hours....More

1  Thank Conradls
Reviewed August 22, 2016

If you remember your childhood and that depression era paucity of playthings, this place will take you back and actually teach you about the forces and movements in history that you were part when you received that one Raggedy Ann doll or miniature dirigible. This...More

Thank Scott L
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you open on Saturday as well? It says daily but that sometime means M-F...
May 13, 2017|
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Response from T0yMiniatureMuseum | Property representative |
We are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm.
Darlene Z
Do you have a book available for purchase in which the items in the museum are displayed. I visited the museum as part of a UFDC tour in July prior to your opening. I was very impressed and hope to visit again some day.
November 22, 2015|
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Response from T0yMiniatureMuseum | Property representative |
Darlene, We do have a book: "Highlights from the Collection of The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures." It is a 96-page paperback for $15. If you would like to order one, please call our Visitor Services Associate at... More
Debbie K
What is the cost of admission?
August 27, 2015|
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Response from Tony J | Property representative |
Admission is $5.00 for everyone age 5 and up; kids 4 and under are free.