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a World in Miniature, what else!

Found in the basement of the Garden Centre in the Craft Shop, these rooms in miniature are amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris F
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Tiny things

We where totally amazed at the detail shown in these miniature room settings. You really have to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
South Shields, United Kingdom
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Houghton Hall Garden Centre, Carlisle CA6 4JB, England
+44 1228 400388
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Found this place by accident and so glad we did. Packed with a collection of miniatures from around the world including teddies, tapestries, railways, dolls houses and gardens it was a fascinating experience. My other half didn't look too thrilled when I purchased a ticket...More

7  Thank Hafodholidays
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 March 2013

A museum of miniature created art versions of various themes set in a garden centre, the museum of miniature itself is located downstairs and is one room only, upon descending the stairs one approaches a reception desk for the museum, upon paying the admission fee...More

2  Thank markbarr31
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Found in the basement of the Garden Centre in the Craft Shop, these rooms in miniature are amazing. Set behind glass with raised platforms so children can see, and provided with magnifying glasses so the smallest details can be inspected, for children and grown ups...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We where totally amazed at the detail shown in these miniature room settings. You really have to visit to appreciate the workmanship and skill in these fantastic room settings. We travelled for over an hour to visit the museum and it was well worth the...More

Thank Southshieldsrovers
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

I drove pass Carlisle and wanna visit some place then end up no place iw available! I called here and got hang up when the staff answer. Right after that I called again and no one pick up.... seriously?!!! Give up visiting this place. The...More

Thank lawsl2015
Reviewed 1 June 2018

If you are at this garden centre you must visit the museum its amazing, even though its not very big we were there for over an hour the detail is unbelievable

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Came across this by accident. It is tucked away in the basement of a garden centre. It is cheap to get in £2.50? and is a revelation. We spent a couple of hours here. The level of detail is amazing. I can see why it...More

1  Thank rickydoodah1
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Well worth a look for anyone at all interested in tiny things. There are some beautiful rooms set up and incredible little details to spot. I love the tiny musical instruments. Not sure I would take children who didn't have some interest in dolls houses/small...More

Thank E H
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I am a mineature enthusiast So it was important to see at least one mineature museum on our trip. I was not disappointed. The craftsmanship was excellent. There was a nice variety of scenes and I enjoyed them all. Was modestly priced to enter. Well...More

Thank delski2017
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

...... but that's the whole point! Some incredible examples of craftsmanship on display. My favourite would be the children's nursery and sweet shop.... 1/12 scale liquorice allsorts!

Thank Otis R
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Quaint and really interesting, bit pricey to get in but overall worth a look. Have to have good eyesight but they do provide mag glasses

Thank fatelvisScotland
Reviewed 5 August 2017

One of the most unexpected finds you can imagine. Incredible miniature rooms, shops. theatre. The museum is hidden away in the basement of the garden centre - do not miss it.

1  Thank kitzmarc
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24 August 2018|
Response from rickydoodah1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know
Emma H
24 July 2018|
Response from Rose H |
Yes - there is a disabled lift
Angela P
14 July 2018|
Response from rickydoodah1 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. I would imagine so but might be best to just ring the garden centre
1 July 2016|
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Response from joan t | Reviewed this property |
Don't know, sorry