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Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections

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In the Arts District of Carmel, this museum holds many dozens of miniature houses. The houses were... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
GregIndiana
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Muncie, Indiana
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I loved the house where the museum is. The collection that they had is awesome, incredible... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
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111 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032-1823
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

In the Arts District of Carmel, this museum holds many dozens of miniature houses. The houses were built in various decades and reflect various architectural and design styles. Houses are filled with interesting furniture, artwork, staircases, chandeliers, magazines from the time period, people, pets, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

I loved the house where the museum is. The collection that they had is awesome, incredible miniature houses. We had to much fun looking for the objects on the Sherlock Holmes room

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank anamarce71
Ecmancini, Executive Director at Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 22 July 2018

Don't expect a modern, sleek, spacious museum building. This one is an old house with many rooms. We were greeted by a museum keeper who opened the door for us, kept my umbrella in a closet, and kindly explained what to do in the museum....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Claire C
Reviewed 21 April 2018

We enjoyed the audio tour as we walked through this impressive collection of miniature houses and other miniatures. Great artistry, skill, and detail went into the creation of these miniatures. We spent approximately 30-45 minutes visiting the various rooms in this museum.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jemers
Ecmancini, Executive Director at Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

So glad to hear our free audio tour was helpful. Hope you come back again, maybe for our Founders' Exhibit in the fall to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

Reviewed 12 February 2018

unbelievable place! Doll houses from 1820 and beyond! The workmanship is amazing. Be prepared to be amazed at the quality of the interiors of each house. There must be 6-8 rooms FILLED with miniature houses from all over the world. I could have lingered all...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Ecmancini, Executive Director at Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thanks, Pamela. It's seven rooms so you are right on. Six of them are in a 126-year-old farmhouse, which is kind of cool as well. So glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Miniature houses are exact replicas of the real thing, unlike dollhouse which is designed as a plaything. The Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel, Indiana was created by three Indiana based miniaturists. It is one of you only five museums in the USA devoted to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I rate museums in miles - how far is it worth going to see. If you are into miniatures, it is easily a 50 mile museum. If you are not, it is still about a 15 mile museum. (It is only about 8 miles of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Ecmancini, Executive Director at Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

We appreciate your review and your understanding that miniatures are an art form in themselves, full of creativity and craftsmanship, and not simply "child's play."

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Our two oldest granddaughters were on spring break and we needed to keep them occupied. So, we took them to see this great museum in Carmel. They were fascinated with the tiny people, dogs, cats and miniature houses. Congrats to these volunteers for offering this...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Dave46033
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great place to take in all kinds of teeny "eye candy"! Lovely lady running museum and exhibits are varied and plentiful. Made me pull out my doll house items upon my return home! Great visit for young ladies who like to dream!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Beth T
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is such a delightful and amazing place. Great to visit with friends or to take out of town visitors. The workmanship is fantastic and great fun to wander through the rooms and see the variety of miniatures. Allow about an hour and a half...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Yes. We have two types: for Younger Explorers (up to 5 years old) and Older Explorers (meant to be read on their own, although accompanying adult often does it with them. Answers are on the sheets so there is no pressure... More
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I'm reading the other reply and it sounds like Rachel has given her phone number for you to contact them directly. Good luck! And thank you for your generous offer. R. Taylor
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