The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures educates, inspires, and delights adults and children through the museum’s collection and preservation of toys and miniatures.
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures opened in 1982 as the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City featuring the collections of Mary Harris Francis and Barbara Marshall. Operating in a building on the corner of 52nd and Oak on the University of Missouri – Kansas City campus, the 7,000-square-foot museum had two full-time staff members.
Over the next thirty years with expansions in 1985 and 2004, the museum grew to 33,000 square feet. During that same period, the collection increased to over 72,000 objects. In 2012, the museum embarked on its first public capital campaign to support building and exhibit improvements.
On August 1, 2015, the museum reopened as The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures with the world’s largest fine-scale miniature collection and one of the nation’s largest antique toy collections on public display.
Monday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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T/m2Know is the newest museum membership benefit in 2021! Are you an active T/m member with a child who loves to explore the wonder of imagination? Register them today for this kids-centric newsletter and have it delivered straight to your mailbox!
The newsletter will feature plenty of fun and engaging content, including:
Spotlights on amazing toys and miniatures
Tips on building and caring for collections
Early access to online museum activities
And much more!
To register your child, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with "T/m2Know" in the subject line and provide your child's name and mailing address in the email. This information will not be utilized for any other purpose.
Need to renew or purchase your museum membership first? CLICK HERE and take care of it online!
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