Toys+and+Miniatures+Museum-Kansas City

Recently listed as one of the Top 30 Cities in the World to visit, Kansas City offers a lot more than BBQ. Among those is the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures educates, inspires, and delights adults and children through the museum’s collection and preservation of toys and miniatures.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures opened in 1982 as the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City featuring the collections of Mary Harris Francis and Barbara Marshall.

Over the next thirty years with expansions in 1985 and 2004, the museum grew to 33,000 square feet. During that same period, the collection increased to over 72,000 objects.

It has the world’s largest fine-scale miniature collection and one of the nation’s largest antique toy collections on public display.


OPEN Wednesday through Monday, 10am-4pm.
CLOSED New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day


Ages 5 and up $5
Ages 4 and under Free
Museum members Free
UMKC faculty, staff, and students with ID Free
Active duty service members with ID Free