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Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections

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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
anamarce71
Hours of Fun

Don't expect a modern, sleek, spacious museum building. This one is an old house with many rooms... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Claire C
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From a replica of a real French chateau to a working loom one could hold in the palm of one's hand, the Museum of Miniature Houses features a vast collection of exquisite miniature houses, vignettes and artisan pieces. "I had no idea anything like...more
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111 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032-1823
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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

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

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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

Thank Trix M
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I thought it was really neat and fun to look at how detailed the work is! The amount of time people have put into making the mini objects is crazy!

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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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