Museum of Miniature Houses & Other Collections

Museum of Miniature Houses & Other Collections Visit our museum and allow yourself to be transported into delightfully magical miniature worlds.
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The Purposes of the Museum are to preserve and exhibit quality miniature houses, room settings and single pieces, as well as other collections, so that these works of art will not be lost to future generations; to provide educational forums and workshops; to use the exhibits to show the relationship of miniature reproductions to history, architecture and the decorative arts.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see our Lego botanical collection before it goes back into our collections! Check you that...
10/19/2023

Don’t miss the opportunity to see our Lego botanical collection before it goes back into our collections! Check you that bonsai tree…the flowers are little frogs! It’s a must see! 111 E Main St. Carmel, IN 46032

Last call to register for our October workshop making this super cute Halloween votive holder! The workshop is scheduled...
10/19/2023

Last call to register for our October workshop making this super cute Halloween votive holder! The workshop is scheduled for this Saturday, October 21st 10:00am-12:00 pm. 111 E Main St. Carmel, IN 46032

Last minute to register f  make this super cute Halloween votive holder! DM for details and registration! The workshop w...
10/19/2023

Last minute to register f make this super cute Halloween votive holder! DM for details and registration! The workshop will be at the Museum October 21 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. DM for details and registration!

It’s first Thursday!  We will be open with extended hours until 7:00 pm. Adults $5, military and seniors $4 and kids $3 ...
10/05/2023

It’s first Thursday! We will be open with extended hours until 7:00 pm. Adults $5, military and seniors $4 and kids $3 from 4-7 pm! 111 E. Main St, Carmel, IN 46032

Did you know that October is the National Dollhouse and Miniatures Month?  Time to celebrate by planning a trip to the M...
10/04/2023

Did you know that October is the National Dollhouse and Miniatures Month? Time to celebrate by planning a trip to the Museum of Miniature Houses!
We are open Weds-Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays 1:00-4:00 pm.

Where’s Sherman? He’s here at the Museum of Miniature Houses!  Having a blast here at the Museum being featured on out l...
10/04/2023

Where’s Sherman? He’s here at the Museum of Miniature Houses! Having a blast here at the Museum being featured on out local morning news show!

It’s been an exciting morning here at the Museum today!
10/04/2023

It’s been an exciting morning here at the Museum today!

The Three Wing Conservatory is made of real stained glass made by Linda Young also known as Lady Jane.
09/21/2023

The Three Wing Conservatory is made of real stained glass made by Linda Young also known as Lady Jane.

We will be open tomorrow evening until 7:00 pm. This is your chance to come see the amazing minis in our museum for a di...
09/06/2023

We will be open tomorrow evening until 7:00 pm. This is your chance to come see the amazing minis in our museum for a discounted price! Please stop in!

We will be at the Indianapolis Miniature Show Friday, September 15 from 4-8pm and Saturday from 9am-3pm.  We would love ...
09/05/2023

We will be at the Indianapolis Miniature Show Friday, September 15 from 4-8pm and Saturday from 9am-3pm. We would love for you to come be and say “Hi”!

We are looking for smiling faces to volunteer at the Museum of Miniature Houses!  Benefits include a 10% discount in our...
08/28/2023

We are looking for smiling faces to volunteer at the Museum of Miniature Houses! Benefits include a 10% discount in our Miniature shop.

Miniatures can be nearly anything. Check out these 3-D printed gaming figures for games such as Dungeons and Dragons.   ...
08/23/2023

Miniatures can be nearly anything. Check out these 3-D printed gaming figures for games such as Dungeons and Dragons.

Check out these awesome Lego Botanicals! Come see them in person at The Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel, In
08/16/2023

Check out these awesome Lego Botanicals! Come see them in person at The Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel, In

From out new Ella Ruehlbach exhibit. Check out the expressive faces!
08/02/2023

From out new Ella Ruehlbach exhibit. Check out the expressive faces!

July 23rd is the last chance to see our “Ship to Shore” collection before the new display goes up! If you’re near Carmel...
07/12/2023

July 23rd is the last chance to see our “Ship to Shore” collection before the new display goes up! If you’re near Carmel, IN, Please stop by and see it!

Anything you can dream of can be done in miniature!
07/06/2023

Anything you can dream of can be done in miniature!

Think Pink ad the Museum of Miniature Houses
06/21/2023

Think Pink ad the Museum of Miniature Houses

05/06/2023

Thanks to everyone who made our Annual Attic Sale a HUGE success. We almost sold out completely!

If you stopped by today, what was your favorite find? If not, what would you like to see next year?

(Someone left a jacket and phone at The Lion’s Club. We placed these in our museum for safety. To claim, message our Facebook, email [email protected], or visit the museum with a description of the items.)

We’ve still got so many room boxes, dollhouses, furniture, and accessories to choose from at our Annual Attic Sale! Stop...
05/06/2023

We’ve still got so many room boxes, dollhouses, furniture, and accessories to choose from at our Annual Attic Sale! Stop by at The Carmel Lions Club next door to the Museum of Miniature Houses & Other Collections until 3 pm today!

Almost time! You can’t miss this year’s annual attic sale tomorrow, May 6th from 9 am - 3 pm at the Carmel Lions Club ne...
05/05/2023

Almost time! You can’t miss this year’s annual attic sale tomorrow, May 6th from 9 am - 3 pm at the Carmel Lions Club next door to our museum.

This may be our biggest sale yet with hundreds of accessories, dolls, room boxes, dollhouses, and more.

Be sure to come early with cash or card in hand, and stick around for a visit to our Museum of Miniature Houses & Other Collections from 11 am - 4 pm!

Here’s a sneak peak of all we’ve got to offer. Special thanks to the volunteers who help make this sale happen time and time again!

Check out our feature in the Mad About Miniatures podcast to learn more about our new exhibits, new museum hours, and mo...
04/12/2023

Check out our feature in the Mad About Miniatures podcast to learn more about our new exhibits, new museum hours, and more plans for the future 🏘️💕

https://madaboutminiatures.podbean.com/

Don’t miss our feature in the fantastic  podcast! Hear all the latest news about our museum including new exhibits, hour...
04/12/2023

Don’t miss our feature in the fantastic podcast! Hear all the latest news about our museum including new exhibits, hours, and our upcoming physical expansion 🏘️💕 Link in bio

This year’s Attic Sale will take place on Saturday, May 6th, 2023 from 9 am – 3 pm at the Carmel Lions Club next door to...
04/10/2023

This year’s Attic Sale will take place on Saturday, May 6th, 2023 from 9 am – 3 pm at the Carmel Lions Club next door to the museum.

Grab your miniaturist friends, family, groups, and more. You won’t want to miss the hundreds of pieces for a discounted sale! From full-size dollhouses and roomboxes to furniture, accessories, dolls, and craft items, there is something for everyone. Be sure to arrive early with cash or card in hand!

If you plan on doing any spring cleaning, consider donating items for this year’s Attic Sale. All proceeds go towards supporting the museum!

For questions and donation inquiries, contact [email protected]

There may be construction happening on Main St. in Carmel, but we are open! Our primary entrance is on 1st Ave and featu...
04/07/2023

There may be construction happening on Main St. in Carmel, but we are open! Our primary entrance is on 1st Ave and features plenty of parking.

Come visit us Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am - 4 pm, and Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm.

Tonight only! Come explore 7 rooms of miniatures after dark, fairy lights leading the way. Bring your group for a scaven...
02/10/2023

Tonight only! Come explore 7 rooms of miniatures after dark, fairy lights leading the way. Bring your group for a scavenger hunt, Photo Booth, games, activities, and prizes! 6-8 pm. RSVP online, DM for more info 💕

We’re so thankful to be a part of the Carmel community ❤️ Thanks to Visit Hamilton County, Indiana for the feature!
02/06/2023

We’re so thankful to be a part of the Carmel community ❤️ Thanks to Visit Hamilton County, Indiana for the feature!

Enjoy the creativity and craftsmanship in more than 80 dollhouses and miniature scenes. Children can play the treasure-hunt game. Choose docent-guided, self-guided or audio tour. Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and over/military, $5 children under the age of 10, and free to children und...

It’s official: The stunning 16-room   mansion is making its way to our museum as part of a huge exhibit refresh. With so...
01/16/2023

It’s official: The stunning 16-room mansion is making its way to our museum as part of a huge exhibit refresh. With something new in each of our seven rooms, you can’t miss this. We reopen to the public Friday, January 20th.

We’re bundling up at home for the holidays. Due to the incoming winter storm, we will remain closed through the weekend....
12/22/2022

We’re bundling up at home for the holidays. Due to the incoming winter storm, we will remain closed through the weekend. Stay safe!

Wondering how else you can take part in  ? Consider becoming a  ! The Museum is hoping to re-open on Wednesdays and Thur...
11/29/2022

Wondering how else you can take part in ? Consider becoming a ! The Museum is hoping to re-open on Wednesdays and Thursdays, but we need your help. Check out this guide to volunteering, and don’t forget to share! 💜

This  , show your support for our small nonprofit museum! The Mini Museum is accepting donations of all kinds, which dir...
11/29/2022

This , show your support for our small nonprofit museum! The Mini Museum is accepting donations of all kinds, which directly fund our museum, the conservation of our collections, and educational programming for Central and the surrounding areas. If you love or enjoy visiting small , consider helping by today! For questions and more information, DM us, check our story and highlight, and our website. 🏠💕

Interested in supporting your local community? Take part in   with The Museum of Miniature Houses! With so many ways to ...
11/28/2022

Interested in supporting your local community? Take part in with The Museum of Miniature Houses! With so many ways to contribute, we hope to continue preserving the art of miniature for Central and beyond.

This year we are taking part in  ! As an institution, we rely heavily on our community. The Mini Museum operates almost ...
11/28/2022

This year we are taking part in ! As an institution, we rely heavily on our community. The Mini Museum operates almost entirely through volunteers and donations, and we are beyond thankful for the continued support. This year, our museum is accepting donations through PayPal and Venmo, our Amazon wishlist, and miniature houses, dolls, and accessories. All proceeds will go towards supporting our tiny but mighty museum and giving back to our family. Learn more through our Giving Tuesday story highlight, or at museumofminiatures.org 🏠💕

Received some truly gorgeous donations today, including this hand-painted   recreation. Can anyone name the original pai...
09/26/2022

Received some truly gorgeous donations today, including this hand-painted recreation. Can anyone name the original painting at the Louvre that inspired this one?

This library is in the Yellow Georgian House, which was commissioned by Dorothy Stickles in 1979 and donated to the muse...
08/04/2022

This library is in the Yellow Georgian House, which was commissioned by Dorothy Stickles in 1979 and donated to the museum in 2002. Dorothy’s husband had a passion for making model ships, so you’ll find that she always included them in the houses she commissioned. To learn more, visit the museum and take an audio tour!

Not much is known about this doll other than it was completed by Artisan Rosemary Tucker. Rosemary began making miniatur...
07/28/2022

Not much is known about this doll other than it was completed by Artisan Rosemary Tucker. Rosemary began making miniatures around 1982, beginning with bonnets and fashion hats. This progressed to putting the hats on porcelain dolls. Although she did not make the 1” scale dolls, she set out to make them as elegant as their life-sized counterparts. I think we can all agree that she succeeded!

Completed in 1995, the Seven Deadly Sins is a masterpiece of a miniature. Miniaturist Aaron Cullars designed this piece ...
07/23/2022

Completed in 1995, the Seven Deadly Sins is a masterpiece of a miniature. Miniaturist Aaron Cullars designed this piece with a large dungeon (complete with evil wizard) and six vignettes depicting scenarios of the different deadly sins. Interestingly, he did not create a vignette for Gluttony, saying it would have been too easy.

Did you know we used to be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays? Due to the initial Covid-19 outbreak, the museum needed to ...
07/16/2022

Did you know we used to be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays? Due to the initial Covid-19 outbreak, the museum needed to close its doors those two days and has not been able to reopen since. We rely on helpers of the community (aka volunteers) to manage the museum during the week. If you have some spare time, consider volunteering with the museum! It’s only one 5 hours shift a month, and includes benefits such as a store discount, resume building for new graduates, and more! To apply, go to https://museumofminiatures.org/volunteer/.

Behind the scenes mini! Museums regularly have pieces in storage, waiting for their turn to be in the spotlight. This is...
07/13/2022

Behind the scenes mini! Museums regularly have pieces in storage, waiting for their turn to be in the spotlight. This is one such piece, The Gingham Basket. Made from a bicycle basket, The Gingham Basket depicts a basket shop! We can only imagine the artist had fun when making this. Do you have any miniatures in storage that you’d like to put on display again?

For over 30 years Nancy and AJ Quinby, the founders of the miniature company Nantasy Fantasy, have been making exquisite...
07/07/2022

For over 30 years Nancy and AJ Quinby, the founders of the miniature company Nantasy Fantasy, have been making exquisite miniatures. Their work ranges from life-like people to 1” scale Victorian tripod cameras, like the one photographed below. Does anyone have their own Nantasy Fantasy piece? https://nantasy-fantasy.com/

Address

111 E Main Street
Carmel, IN
46032

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm

Telephone

(317) 575-9466

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