Permanent Collection

The miniature museum collection contains over 400 miniature houses and room boxes as well as other collectibles. The museum’s artifacts are organized into three main areas; the Enchanted Realm, History Gallery and Exploring the World.

The Enchanted Realm is a magical place and the pieces displayed in this gallery reflect that. Here you will find woodland creatures, snow villages, fairy castles and a witches compound to name a few.

The pieces in the History and Antiques Gallery are reflective of different time periods and have historical value and significance. One of the oldest miniature houses in the United States, circa 1775 is part of this collection. You will also find examples of craftsmanship and technique as well as pieces that exemplify contemporary times.

In the Exploring the World gallery, you will see contemporary fine-scale miniatures and examples of how miniatures are used in other cultures with items from artisans representing the U.K., France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Thailand and Spain among others.

  • 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, 1992

    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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  • Academy of Enchantment, Ron and April Gill, 2002

    Academy of Enchantment, Ron and April Gi

    This fairy and dragon school was made by Ron and April Gill to accompany the Forget-Us-Not Fairy Castle. It includes...

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  • Forget-us-not Fairy Castle, Ron and April Gill, 1998

    Forget-us-not Fairy Castle, Ron and Apri

    Created by Ron and April Gill, the Forget-Us-Not Fairy Castle was commissioned by Pat Arnell after a friendly lunch with...

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  • Three Bears’ Cottage, Bluette Meloney, 2000

    Three Bears’ Cottage, Bluette Meloney, 2

    Bluette Meloney built this miniature in a class taught by Rik Pierce. She later modified the design of the miniature...

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  • Mouse Habitats, Pat Arnell, 1980s

    Mouse Habitats, Pat Arnell, 1980s

    Pat Arnell collected the mice while in Oxford, England. She decided to make a series of roomboxes, one room for...

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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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