Exploring the World

The Exploring the World Gallery at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures showcases contemporary miniatures depicting life around the world. Visitors will be amazed by the accuracy of scale and fine attention to detail achieved by the artists represented in this gallery.

Below are just some of the miniatures you will find in the Exploring the World Gallery.

  • Boat Builder’s Study at Lake Tahoe, Madelyn Cook, ca. 1993

    Boat Builder’s Study at Lake Tahoe, Ma

    The Boat Builder’s Study began in a class on inlaid floors taught by Bruce Plumb and Ankar Rasmussen. Madelyn Cook...

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  • Colonial Mexican Dining Room, Peter Westcott, 1991

    Colonial Mexican Dining Room, Peter West

    Pat Arnell collected a group of Spanish-flavored Southwestern furniture from Tucson-based miniature artisan Joe Franek. With these pieces in mind...

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  • Lagniappe, Madelyn Cook, 1977-1978

    Lagniappe, Madelyn Cook, 1977-1978

    This 18th century Virginia Tidelands mansion was conceived as the home of a mythical sea captain. Notice the weathervane of...

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  • The Yellow Rose of Texas, Brooke Tucker, 1985

    The Yellow Rose of Texas, Brooke Tucker,

    The Yellow Rose of Texas is Tucker’s only complete miniature dollhouse. This elaborate miniature shows off the master miniaturist’s ability...

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  • Yu Yuan, Madelyn Cook, ca. early 1980s

    Yu Yuan, Madelyn Cook, ca. early 1980s

    This pavilion and garden are prototypical of Yu Yuan (Garden of Ease) in Old Shanghai. Among the 1559 labyrinth of...

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  • Japanese Family Farmhouse, Shoichi Uchiyama, 1992

    Japanese Family Farmhouse, Shoichi Uchiy

    This miniature is based on a traditional family farmhouse from the countryside of Chiba, north of Tokyo. As of 1994,...

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  • Airplane Café, Pat and Noel Thomas, 1992

    Airplane Café, Pat and Noel Thomas, 199

    The Airplane Café is based on a themed café built in 1927 located on US 101 in Los Angeles, California....

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  • Greene and Greene, Pat and Noel Thomas, 1989

    Greene and Greene, Pat and Noel Thomas,

    The Gamble House, in Pasadena, California, is one of the most famous examples of Craftsman style architecture in the world....

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  • Load of Mischief Pub, Pam Throop, 1987-1988

    Load of Mischief Pub, Pam Throop, 1987-1

    The Load of Mischief Pub is a Tudor building based upon an inn within the village of Lacock in England’s...

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  • Kupjack Georgian Dining Room, Eugene Kupjack, Acquired 1986

    Kupjack Georgian Dining Room, Eugene Kup

    This is a Georgian style dining room designed and built by Eugene Kupjack. The furniture was also built and signed...

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  • Architect’s Tool Set, William Robertson,1992

    Architect’s Tool Set, William Robertso

    Both items are 1:12 scale. All tools are functional and the lock on the Architects Toolbox is functional. Robertson, who...

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  • Gypsy Caravan, Brian Long, 2006

    Gypsy Caravan, Brian Long, 2006

    Wagons have been used by gypsies for 150 years to live in and transport their possessions. Six main types were...

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