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Smallsea: A Metropolis in Miniature - CLOSED

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Cool and unique place for all ages

Very cool way to take a break from eating, shopping, and looking at galleries. Went with our... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Ashley E
Amazing find in Carmel Valley!

We always stop at the Barnyard when visiting Carmel, to see what's new and enjoy the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2015
cindyandbob71
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2 Aug 2016
“Cool and unique place for all ages”
3 May 2015
“Amazing find in Carmel Valley!”
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3618 The Barnyard, Suite F-22, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Very cool way to take a break from eating, shopping, and looking at galleries. Went with our children, but I enjoyed it just as much. No fee, but does request a donation of your choice.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ashley E
Reviewed 3 May 2015

We always stop at the Barnyard when visiting Carmel, to see what's new and enjoy the beautiful flowers. We discovered what we thought was a store with a dollhouse in the window, and it turned out to be an unexpected treasure ~ and a new...More

Date of experience: May 2015
3  Thank cindyandbob71
Reviewed 28 April 2015

If you love toys and miniature items, this is a great place to visit! It is the collection of the owners. They have made and collected all the items for an authentic Edwardian England doll house town. The details are amazing and you can tell...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank kmthoennes222
Reviewed 27 January 2015

The doll houses are very well done and its fun to see the miniatures in each of the rooms of the doll houses. Its a fun place to visit in the Barnyard Shopping Area of Carmel.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank mini
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Although not a museum in a fine art or historical sense, the collection of doll houses has a folk art quality: whimsical and serious at the same time. Children of all ages will appreciate how "toys" set the imagination free.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Martin100852
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

The owner is also very cordial and tells us the stories of the collections. He does all the structures, and his wife does all of the details inside. I heard they have been collecting the figurines for 20 years, and the love and passion they...More

Thank sbudiman
Reviewed 15 January 2014

This is a cool little museum that is very unique. Don't think of it as dolls, it is pure art and very intricate. It is educational as well. Very interesting, even my boyfriend liked it...even though he will try to hide it. I definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank Kinchy76
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Smallsea museum is a miniature recreation of an Edwardian town (1901-1910). More than 50 buildings highlight in great detail life in an English country town of the era at 1/12th scale. A delight for both adults and children, Smallsea is a must visit in the...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Howard B
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Smallsea is a museum of miniatures. When I first saw the description included miniatures, I thought war-game miniatures. But no, these miniatures are from dollhouses. But this is not just any dollhouse, but a collection of dollhouses and miniatures from the Edwardian period (1900-1905) of...More

Date of experience: February 2013
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