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Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City

5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, Missouri

Phone: 816-333-2055 --

Statement of Purpose:

To procure, preserve, restore, maintain, study, promote, and exhibit miniatures and toys of all kinds, both modern and antique, including rooms, furniture, decorations, houses, and other items, and to preserve and make available such miniatures and toys for public viewing and appreciation.

The Toy & Miniature Museum of Kansas City strives to educate, inspire and delight adults and children through our world class collections of toys and miniatures.

21,000 sq ft exhibit space features antiques toys, dolls, doll houses and scale miniatures.

Highlights & Collections:

The Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City is the embodiment of childhood fantasies for children of all ages. The collection includes antiques, toys and fine scale miniatures that amaze and delight the young at heart. 19th and 20th century toys allow visitors to explore the evolution of childhood through form, function and production.  Dolls, dollhouses, trains, cars and more than one million marbles serve as touchstones to connect generations.

The Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City features 24 rooms of antique toys, dolls, dolls' houses, trains, and scale miniatures. Toys reflect their time period and become an enjoyable way to enjoy and learn about the past. Generations are able to explore the museum together with childhood being the common link that binds them together.

The museum contains over 100 antique dolls' houses, with thousands of antique furnishings, large collections of cast iron and tin toys and trains.

Major Collections:  Antique Toys and Fine Scale Miniatures.
The Museum's doll collection ranges from the early 1800's to the present, with the major emphasis on late 1800's - early 1900's.

The museum's collection of miniatures features the work of many contemporary artists such as Wm. R. Robertson, John Davenport, Noel and Pat Thomas, and Ernie Levy.

Exhibits & Special Events:

Permanent Exhibits:  33 rooms of toys and miniatures
Puppet shows first Saturday of each month. Call for exhibit information.


Admission & Directions:

The Museum is located at the corner of 52nd and Oak streets, just South of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Southeast of the Country Club Plaza.


Key Personnel:

Jamie Berry, Executive Director 

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