Part 1 The Miniatures and Doll House Collection
It is important to find the upside to being temporarily drydocked in your hometown and trying to write a travel blog. The upside for me has been that I have taken a closer look at Kansas City than I would be if I wasn’t writing. The Miniature and Toy Museum has been around for as long as I can remember and yet, I had never visited. I regret this now. The museum is simply amazing.
To say the collection at the Miniature and Toy Museum in Kansas City is immense would be an understatement. It would almost be without hyperbole to call the array of dolls, toys, games and miniature dollhouses the “Smithsonian of the Midwest.” If it was something you played with as a child you will find it here. And in mint condition too. If these toys and dollhouses were sold to private collectors it would net millions, but you can see it all for just five bucks.
I was so impressed with the collection and took so many pictures that I am breaking this down into three parts: Part one the miniature dollhouses, Part Two the dolls, plush toys and action figures. And the final Part the huge toy collection. All these items cover the early 1800’s through today.
Tomorrow, Part Two The Dolls, plush toys and action figures. Everything from Victoria and Albert to Teddy Ruxpin to GI Joe and all points in between.
7 Replies to “Let’s get small. Visiting Kansas City’s Miniature and Toy Museum”
I can’t believe the detail in those miniature paintings, amazing!
I know, right. Very impressive and each house was like that.
Did you feel like Gulliver at any point? 😉
Given that I’m only five foot eight. I relish any chance to have that rare hieght superiority,
Hahaha. Fair enough! 😉
We visited here when we drove through KC many years ago. I just looked at all of my photos from that visit. 🙂 Great post!
Thank you. I really wish I had visited sooner.