|11 a.m. until 4 p.m.|
|1p.m. until 4p.m.|
|New Year's Day|
|Thanksgiving Eve Day|
|Christmas Eve Day|
|We are also closed from Jan. 6 to Jan. 20, 2016 for annual maintenance.|
|$3 children under 10|
|Accepting cash, checks, or debit cards.|
|Free for Museum members.|
|No charge just to visit the Museum Shop.|
|Group tours of 8 or more must be scheduled in advance.|
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Visit our museum and allow yourself to be transported into delightful magical miniature worlds. The museum’s collection contains over 600 miniatures including room boxes, houses, and exquisite individual items that have been created with painstaking attention to detail. Museum exhibits change each quarter.
Whether or not you are a miniaturist, we are sure you will enjoy our Annual Show and Sale at St. Luke’s Methodist Church in Indianapolis on Sept. 18-19. We’ll have shopping opportunities to get virtually anything you might need for a project from food to furniture. Visitors can view the exhibit of room boxes entered to win “Best of Show” and vote for their favorite to win a “People’s Choice” award.
We have four temporary exhibits for the rest of the summer. First is “Carlson Corner at Madison Village” made by the Madison Avenue Miniaturists as a club project in 1991. Using Carlson Store kits, they created a fictitious historic shopping district they called Carlson Corner that includes stores, a mechanic garage, a Welcome Center, and a “sanctuary” where weary shoppers can rest. Second, several dozen Hess miniature vehicles are on display in the front room and room two. From the collection of Pete and Marilyn Schaefer, there is everything from a patrol car to a space shuttle transporter. Third, we have a fabulous collection of antique crystal including1820 Baccarat decanters, Hoya and Lalique. Fourth, we have Depression glass from the collection of Marilyn Schaefer. You will be surprised how many colors of glass we have. For photos of some of these objects, see our Exhibits page.
The museum is now a registered not-for-profit recipient of proceeds on Amazon Smile. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. For more information, please visit our Support page.
Our museum has much to celebrate. We are proud to have been open to the public now for 22 years. More than 75,000 visitors have come through our doors in that time. We are one of only a few museums in the country that are dedicated to the fine art of miniature.