We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
Review Highlights

You don't see things like this museum terribly often. Such a unique collection of toys that - if... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Springfield, Missouri
Great surprise

We went to the National toy and miniature museum and weren’t sure what to expect. The miniatures... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shelley B
Fenton, Missouri
via mobile
Read all 265 reviews
All photos (217)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, formerly the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City, reopened on August 1, 2015 after an $8 million renovation. The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures features one of the nation's largest collection...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
5235 Oak St, Across from Univ of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64112-2877
+1 816-235-8000
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Kansas City
from US$70.00
More Info
from US$23.00
More Info
from US$72.00
More Info
from US$60.00
More Info
Reviews (265)
Filter reviews
260 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsdoll housesmusical instrumentstrip down memory laneuniversity of missouritoy sectionchildhood memoriesmagnifying glassworks of artbehind glassall agesscavenger hunt for the kidsdifferent erasamazing collectionwizard of oza small gift shopinteresting displaysmind boggling
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 260 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

You don't see things like this museum terribly often. Such a unique collection of toys that - if you're old like me - really brings back great memories from your childhood. Admission is very reasonable and you can easily spend a few hours here depending...More

Thank frankshaver13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to the National toy and miniature museum and weren’t sure what to expect. The miniatures which mostly have to do with doll houses are incredible. Things like French styled rooms in miniature, sewing rooms with miniature quilting tools . Take a magnifying glass...More

Thank Shelley B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lost track of the "Oh Wows" from myself and other visitors as they entered the different exhibit areas. Truly a place of imagination and exemplary skills. The craftsmen must love what they have accomplished for us to enjoy. Lots of fun to see the miniature...More

Thank Mundesley
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this museum was going to be like a antique mall. Boy was I surprised. Very nice miniatures and other toys. Can't believe how tiny some of them were. Spent a hour and half there. Even my husband liked it.

Thank CruiserIllinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small place with 2 floors in a large house. There is a $5 entrance fee but worth it. The bottom floor is all miniatures (including dollhouses) as well as a fascinating area on how a few of them are made. The upstairs...More

Thank Jennifer N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never seen so many miniature things in my life. Then in the Toy part of the museum seeing toys that I grew up playing with thinking they were from my decade turning out to be from the 60s or even older just amazed...More

Thank NickS3019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful museum that we visited during a trip to Kansas City. The miniatures on the first floor are amazingly detailed and the toys on the second floor were a nice trip down memory lane. This museum is a great way to spend...More

Thank Edward A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love looking at miniatures and this place does not disappoint. Lots of interesting info on how the miniatures are made - especially a great video about a tiny candlestick. The workmanship that goes into these pieces is astonishing. The rest of my family was...More

Thank Canada1631
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn’t sure my teenage kids would enjoy the museum but we were pleasantly surprised! The museum is really well done, very clean, and good for both boys and girls. (Mine are 12 year old boy and 15 year old girl) We spent more than...More

Thank garfgirl70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a trip down memory lane and just have your mind blown at how many toys you've forgotten over the years, this is a great place to visit. So much fun and so much to see.

Thank deltonadiner
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 114 hotels in Kansas City
The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
956 reviews
.77 miles away
InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
1,767 reviews
.79 miles away
Extended Stay America - Kansas City - Country Club Plaza
179 reviews
.93 miles away
Courtyard Kansas City Country Club Plaza
582 reviews
.94 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,519 restaurants in Kansas City
278 reviews
.36 miles away
Minsky's Pizza
257 reviews
.36 miles away
Glace Artisan Ice Cream
133 reviews
.49 miles away
Andre's Confiserie Suisse
108 reviews
.45 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 294 attractions in Kansas City
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
2,870 reviews
.95 miles away
The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden
248 reviews
.65 miles away
Loose Park
285 reviews
.59 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Hrushikesh V
9 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Lee Y | Reviewed this property |
The gift shop was very small and mostly had toys for purchase. I’m not exactly sure if they had magnets but I feel pretty confident in saying no, they don’t.
16 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Sabine F | Reviewed this property |
The museum is not open on July 4. Sorry
Christin Y
7 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from jelico8 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly it really depends on the kid. You can't play with the things, just look at them. I'd say at least 8 but I think it will appeal to adults (with the intricacy of the miniatures) more than younger kids.