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United States Miniature Museums and Displays

Travel destinations in the United States which feature miniature displays and museums.

Pittsburgh Miniature Railroad & Village - Carnegie Science Center
Permanent display at the Carnegie Science Center which uses miniatures to showcase turn of the century Western Pennsylvania.

The Great American Dollhouse Museum
The Great American Dollhouse Museum in Danville Kentucky is open Tuesday through Saturday 11-5. The wide collection includes historic pieces as well as full town settings. Facilities include a playroom for children and a classroom which can also be used for parties and gatherings.

Kentucky Gateway Museum - Kathleen Savage Browning Collection
The Kentucky Gateway Museum in Maysville Kentucky, houses a large collection of miniatures in its Kathleen Savage Browning Collection. These include a highly detailed miniature of Spencer House, created by Mulvaney and Rogers.

Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City
The Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City has a large collection of Fine Scale Miniatures, including the largest assembled collection of work by Bill Robertson

National Miniatures Trust Museum Hickory Corners MI
Link Temporarily Unavailable The National Miniatures Trust are now housed in a museum in Hickory Corners Michigan. Their collections include a Silver Shop by Eugene Kupjack, Silver by Pete Acquisto, the Brackenwood Dale Fantasy Tree House by Rik Pierce, a Federal Entrance Hall by Peter Kendall and numerous other miniatures and collections.

Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle
The Fairy Castle at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is another of the great miniature collections. Many spectacular pieces make up the collection.

The Thorne Miniature Rooms
The 68 miniature rooms in the Thorne Miniature Rooms Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago are astonishing examples of the miniaturists art.

Strong National Museum of Play
Located in Rochester, New York, the Strong Museum of Play contains the National Toy Hall of Fame as well as a full range of hands on exhibits including a full size carousel.

Kruger Collection of Miniature Furnishings and Decorative Arts
The Kruger Collection of Miniatures at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln aims to serve as an educational resource in the areas of interior design, architecture, and material culture studies. A number of the exceptional items in their collection are viewable online.

Forbes Galleries New York City
The Forbes Galleries in the lobby of Forbes Magazine Headquarters in Greenwich Village house a large collection of toy soldiers (more than 10,000) as well as a collection of toy boats and a number of other specialist collections.

Craven Miniature Rooms, Mountain Lakes ,New Jersey
A collection of six miniature rooms created between 1940 and 1941 by Edgar M. Craven are housed in the Mountain Lakes Library in New Jersey. The rooms can be viewed online.

Museum of the City of New York : Toy Collection
The Museum of the City of New York contains over 10,000 toys, including several important early dollhouses. As the direct link to the toy collection changes, you will need to search from the museum home page.

The Museum of Miniature Houses - Carmel Indiana
The Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections specializes in antique and modern dollhouses and miniature scenes. It is located just north of Indianapolis.

The Panorama of the City of New York - Queen's Museum of Art
The Queen's Museum of Art is home to The Panorama of the City of New York, an architectural model constructed for the 1964 World's Fair and since updated, which contains every building from all five New York Boroughs up to 1992.

Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis
Another miniature museum with a large collection of some of today's best artisans.

Joe Martin Foundation Museum and Shop Facility
This museum in Vista California is dedicated to the work of the craftsman, particularly in metal work / model engineering. The museum is an offshoot of the Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship, which also has a website, the Internet Craftsmanship Museum.

Oregon Historical Society
The Ivan Collin's Collection, sixty-three miniature horse drawn vehicles, along with plans and photographs is located at the Oregon Historical Society.

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