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Dollhouses and Miniatures, Museums -

Continuing with our series on Miniatures in Museums across the globe, we'd definitely recommend checking out this next place next time you're in Missouri! The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, formerly known as the Kansas City Toy and Miniature Museum, has grown from 7,000 square feet in 1982 to the 33,000 it is today with over 72,000 objects making it the world’s largest fine-scale miniature collection and one of the nation’s largest antique toy collections on public display.  Be sure to check out their events calendar when planning your visit! In addition to their rotating exhibits, they have a wonderful selection of special...

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Dollhouses and Miniatures, Museums -

Miniatures museums are everywhere! If you like to travel, always be on the look out for amazing miniatures, like this one: Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle, on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL.  "Experience the enchantment of a Fairy’s dream home in Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle, more magical than ever after a major conservation project. This elaborate house full of hand-crafted miniatures and artifacts was completed by silent film star Colleen Moore in 1935, and came to live at MSI in 1949. The Fairy Castle has delighted generations with its tiny treasures and imaginative presentation, representing...

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Customer Photos, Department 56, Lemax, Museums, Toys, Trains -

Many of our neighbors here in Novato are already aware of this amazing Christmas House, put on every year by Ed and Kathy Rombeiro. Throughout December the Rombeiros open up their home to the public to share the Christmas spirit.  Their house is decorated inside and out, with beautiful over the top displays! It takes them 3 months to set up and they have over 140,000 lights used throughout the house. Last year alone they had over 41,000 visitors!  You might recognize some of his village pieces or train sets; he shops at Dollhouses, Trains & More too! Visit the...

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Living in the Bay Area we are lucky to have several Miniature Museums and attractions featuring miniature models.  You ask really, where? Smallsea; A Metropolis in Miniature in Carmel, CA.  It is located in the Barnyard Shopping Center, Suite F-22, Carmel, CA 93923.  It is open Wed.  to Sat. 12-5 and by appointment. Smallsea depicts the city center of a fictional city in Edwardian England circa 1900 to 1905. Contact them at: 831-250-7666 Walt Disney Family Museum  at 104 Montgomery Street, the Presidio of San Francisco, CA.  The Museum is open daily 10AM to 6PM. Exhibits include a scale model of...

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