Ono No Tofu and the Frog

Japanese Netsuke: Upholding Cultural History of Japan

August 30, 2022 – January 22, 2023

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Trenchard and Steep Street in Victorian Bristol, U.K.

July 12, 2022 – January 22, 2023

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Ara Bentley’s Addams Family Mini Mansion

October 5, 2022 – November 5, 2023

Jim Roark’s Metal Monsters

Jim Roark’s Metal Monsters

A Spotlight Exhibit

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What’s in a Name?

April 17, 2022 – February 12, 2023

Tania Yager holding two small cut-paper shadow puppets which cast shadows onto a misty forest scene.

Tales from Min’Umbra

October 6, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Preserving and Advancing the Art of Miniatures

Preserving and Advancing the Art of Miniatures

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures' collection of miniatures includes over 500 antique and contemporary dollhouses and roomboxes, while special exhibitions highlight the breadth and diversity of the art of miniatures.

Upcoming Events

Dec 3

Storytime with Papa Noel

December 3 @ 11:00 am

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Dec 10

Kids Create Family Fun Program

December 10 @ 1:00 pm

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Dec 16

Mata Ortiz Pottery Trunk Show

December 16 @ 10:00 am

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WE NEED YOUR IDEAS

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is planning for our future, and we want to hear from you! Please take a moment to share your thoughts about what you love about the Mini Time Machine Museum, and what you would like to see in the years to come.

Current Exhibitions

Ono No Tofu and the Frog

Japanese Netsuke: Upholding Cultural History of Japan

August 30, 2022 – January 22, 2023 Japanese netsuke are cherished, valued and collected for their magnificent design and impressive carving. It is hard to imagine these small “sculptures” were…

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Museum membership is the best value and shows your support of the museum. Most packages pay for themselves in just one or two visits.

Miniatures are for everyone.

Miniatures are for everyone.

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures welcomes and appreciates all patrons regardless of age, race, color, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion, education, class, or ability. Join us as we continually celebrate the diversity in the art of miniatures and those who make, preserve, and enjoy them.

Restoration of a Miniature

Meet local artists, John Ackerman and David Fischer, and watch their restoration efforts on a model fire station built by Tom Showers in 1965 in this series of demonstrations. Included with museum admission.

Restoration of a Miniature

Meet local artists, John Ackerman and David Fischer, and watch their restoration efforts on a model fire station built by Tom Showers in 1965 in this series of demonstrations. Included with museum admission.

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