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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

816-235-8000| http://www.toyandminiaturemuseum.org

Closed For Renovations Until 2015

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures is a 38-room house that boasts largest collection of nostalgic toys, fine-scale miniatures and marbles in the Midwest. This specialty museum, located on UMKC’s campus, is just a few blocks south of the renowned Country Club Plaza shopping and entertainment district.

The young and young-at-heart will be whisked back in time through displays of the toys that defined generations. This magical journey through the evolution of childhood also offers a glimpse into values and virtues of various cultures and times.

Visitors will be dazzled by the intricate craftsmanship showcased in the world’s largest collection of fine-scale miniatures.

History buffs, armchair sociologists and those who appreciate the meticulous detail required to make these timeless classics are sure to find hours of enjoyment.

Upcoming Events

July 2016

Treasures of the Kings: 18th Century French Interiors in Miniature

July 30, 2016 - July 30, 2020

T/m is honored to premiere three new fine-scale miniature room settings on long-term loan from Ede & Ravenscroft, the oldest tailor in London and the exclusive provider of robes for the British Royal Family. Treasures of the Kings highlights Louis XV and Louis XVI royal furniture arranged in two room settings from the Palace of Versailles and one from the Palace of Fontainebleau. The centerpiece of the collection is Denis Hillman’s Bureau du Roi. Comprised of over 16,000 individual pieces…

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January 2017

OVER THE RAINBOW: TOYS FROM THE LAND OF OZ

January 14, 2017 - August 20, 2017

Published in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz is considered America’s first fairy tale. Since then, the story of Dorothy’s fantastical journey through the land of Oz has enticed generations. Explore the original literary story and its many retellings, including the 1939 Technicolor film, Return to Oz, and The Wiz, through playthings, first edition books, and original costumes at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.

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June 2017

THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGINATION OF DONNA MOORE

June 10, 2017 - June 3, 2018

You may not know who Donna Moore is, but if you grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, there is a good chance you played with one of her soft toys. Based in Kansas City, Moore was one of the most prolific toy designers of the late 20th century and her products were sold all over the world. From the “Crazy Crop” characters for Hallmark to the Beatles John, Paul, George, and Ringo for Determined Products, explore Moore’s career and…

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