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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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step back into your childhood

This museum was not on my radar but it is now! Beautiful building, nice gift area, but the show... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pattihoman5
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Omaha, Nebraska
Jaw-dropping collection

Both the toys and miniatures collection are impressive. However, we definitely enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
EPAV-C4
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Naperville, IL
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5235 Oak St, Across from Univ of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64112-2877
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was not on my radar but it is now! Beautiful building, nice gift area, but the show stopper is the toys and the way the things are displayed. Bright, clean, very organized from the miniature collections, toys that intrigued us all, and a...More

Thank pattihoman5
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Both the toys and miniatures collection are impressive. However, we definitely enjoyed the miniature collection much more. It is a beautiful array of spectacular pieces. They also provide magnifying glasses because you definitely will need them. We also loved the hands-on area. This really gave...More

Thank EPAV-C4
Reviewed 9 November 2017

While kids of all ages will be interested in the toys (with younger kids wondering how non technical toys could be so interesting)...adults will be absolutely astounded by the incredible miniature works of art and there are a lot of them.

Thank Winston C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

If you have an hour in Kansas City, then this is the only place to consider. Some may choose Nelson-Atkins (after all they have Monets, Van Goghs and even a Constable), but then you'd get the masters at many other museums too. You'll thank me...More

2  Thank OhetukTraveller
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Really good experience despite your age bracket.. very nostalgic whilst informative and excellent value for money.. $5 each cant go wrong with that

Thank vidzgandy
Reviewed 25 October 2017

What fun it was to visit this museum. The staff are welcoming and friendly and the displays offered something for everyone.

Thank ch10000
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I found out about this gem when visiting with some Swedish genealogists who toured the weekend before my planned visit to KC. So I added it to the list. Simply wonderful! Downstairs are dozens of doll houses, in many scales from huge to small, antique...More

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This museum is so much fun! I wondered if it could hold the attention of a 7-year old girl, and for the most part, it did! The entire first floor holds an amazing miniature collection, with an insane amount of tiny objects. The smallest could...More

Thank Sweetypoo13
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the museum. The first floor included amazing miniatures and dollhouses; the second floor was the toys. We especially liked the display of toys from the decade of our childhood (the 70's). All in all we thought it was an enjoyable...More

1  Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My wife and I visited the Dollhouse Museum in Danville, and were amazed by the exquisite dollhouses and attention to detail each house displayed. The owner, Lori, is the perfect hostess who greeted us warmly and enthusiastically shared her knowledge about dollhouses with us. There...More

Thank John_B29912
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lawrenced876
14 October 2017|
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Response from KC traveler 2 | Reviewed this property |
2-4 hours
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coburnelli
13 May 2017|
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Response from T0yMiniatureMuseum | Property representative |
We are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm.
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Darlene Z
23 November 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
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