The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Educates inspires and delights adults and children through the collection and preservation of toys and miniatures.

Welcome to The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, the beloved Kansas City museum that holds the world's largest collection of fine-scale miniatures, as well as one of the nations largest collections of antique toys on public display.

This museum is located on the University of Missouri Kansas City campus and has been around since 1982, beginning with a small collection of Mary Harris Francis and Barbara Marshall's personal effects. It has grown into a 33,000 square foot collection of over 72,000 different objects, the entire collection an 'eclectic array of collector's toys, antique marbles, and mini reproductions of fine furnishings.' 

Your group can tour the museum on your own, or opt-in for a guided group tour, which lasts about an hour. You will see toys filling the categories of boy toys, dolls, games, girl toys, household toys, mechanical toys, play sets, soft toys, political toys, religious toys, and transportation toys. You will also see various miniatures that cover architectural works, figures, fine art, furniture, glass, instruments, nature, paper, pottery, tools, and textiles. 

This truly is a fun museum to visit for any age, young or old!