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Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

215 Sutton St, Maysville, KY 41056-1109
+1 606-564-5865
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Kentucky's Tiny Treasure Awaiting Discovery

This place alone is worth the journey to Maysville. Mrs. Browning has given our Commonwealth a... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Bluegrass of Kentucky
Plan a couple of hours

We only had one hour before the museum closed so we didn't get to see all the exhibits. The... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Danbury, CT
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Kentucky Gateway Museum Center: Three Historic Collections in One Dynamic Place!Explorers. Movie Stars. Artists. Pioneers. Slaves. Everyone who ever passed through this part of Kentucky or called it home left a story behind. Some are stories of courage and great achievement, others of love and everyday survival. The more we explore those struggles and dreams, the more we understand our own. Now, by showcasing three dynamic collections in one place, the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center brings all the stories of the region into fascinating focus: Our Genealogical and Historical Research Library, sheds light on the people and events of a seven-county area through an extensive collection of books, manuscripts and documents from colonial times. Our Regional History Museum illuminates the past through award-winning dioramas, more than 4,000 regional artifacts and a gallery of fine art related to the area. Our KSB Miniatures Collection looks at the world from a new perspective through mesmerizing, 1/12-scale reproductions of homes, furnishings, clothing, artwork and people. And our Changing Exhibits Gallery that has been host to award-winning traveling exhibits such as the "The World We Create", "Children Just Like Me", "The Cabaret Mechanical Theatre", "Brain Teasers", "Everybody Eats", "Herblock" and many others. Step outside the Center, and you'll discover that Maysville's stately architecture has more than a few great tales to tell, as does the pioneer graveyard located behind the Center. Before tomorrow becomes yesterday, we invite you to get the whole story at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center!
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215 Sutton St, Maysville, KY 41056-1109
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This place alone is worth the journey to Maysville. Mrs. Browning has given our Commonwealth a remarkable gift in the miniatures museum. Take your children. Take your parents! You will be amazed. The tiny decorations for Christmas were breath taking.

Thank Sassygardner
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We only had one hour before the museum closed so we didn't get to see all the exhibits. The miniture room can take a couple of hours if you really look at all the pieces.

Thank robstainedglass
Reviewed 15 September 2017

For folks wanting to do genealogical work - this is the most extensive repository of information in the region. For those interested in the history of the founding of Kane-tucky in the 18th century by Simon Kenton - this is the place to go an...More

1  Thank FrBob H
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I am an art history major and travel to museums all over the country. The miniature display was incredible. I am returning to Maysville simply to visit the exhibit and spend more time! It was so worthwhile.

1  Thank bluegrassmom3
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Fun and interesting display of miniatures. I would highly suggest to watch the video prior to looking around to get the full understanding if you aren't familiar with miniatures. We came about an hour before closing so didn't get to see it all. I was...More

1  Thank Mimi C
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Kids and adults love the miniatures museum! Great gift shop too, many local and historic books. Nice downtown area to walk around.

1  Thank 311kristenv
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I wasn't keen on the miniature collection, however the historical artifacts located at the museum are fascinating.

1  Thank Zach C
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We weren't looking for this museum but we are certainly glad we found it. The docent wasn't kidding when he told us that the best part was the miniature display. Fascinating to looking at and realize all the work involved in making them. I actually...More

1  Thank Monica58860
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I had the great privilege this week of visiting this hidden gem of a museum! The miniatures are exquisite.what a treasure to have the third best miniatures collection in the world! It was well worth the time we took to visit.

1  Thank karol234
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This is a "must see" for anyone interested in miniatures. The general history section was well done. A traveling exhibit about food was excellent and thought-provoking.

1  Thank toledoohiomom
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Kathy Jo F
12 June 2017|
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Response from charlenetsreview | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Karol, except that I can spend the entire day there appreciating the mini-views, I hope that you love the visit as much as I had!