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1p.m. until 4p.m.

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July 4
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Jan. 11–24, 2017
Closed for annual maintenance

$5 adults
$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.

Dear Friends,

Our two special exhibits are on display until December 31. The Hidden Treasures exhibit contains items that have rarely or never before been shown. Hoosiers Making Miniatures is an official Bicentennial Legacy Project that celebrates professional Indiana-based miniature artisans of all kinds: furniture makers, bookbinders, silversmiths, doll makers, and more. And, of course, we are fully decorated for the holiday season.

Please remember that we will be closed from January 11-24 for our annual cleaning. If you are in the area and would like to help us during this time, please email

Our featured exhibit when we re-open on January 25 is The ‘Furnishing’ Touch, which tells a history of American home furnishings in miniature. Home furnishing styles were influenced by functional demands, means of production, and lifestyle behavior of the time. The exhibit traces styles beginning with The Mannerist style (1600-1700) that was popular with English settlers in America and ending with the Colonial Revival style that started in the 1870s and is still found in popular home trends today. This exhibit is supported by an Indiana Humanities Initiative grant that also allows the Museum to host three speakers who will deliver presentations on furniture and domestic life in March and April.

Finally, we began our third season of Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship on Wednesday, February 8. The sessions take place at noon so that people can spend their lunch hour with us and will be on every second and fourth Wednesday at 111 East Main Street, Carmel, in our front room. We have had violists, guitarists, singer/songwriters, poets, and painters to name a few and are currently planning the 2017 schedule. Specific programming for each week is posted on both the Museum’s Facebook page and this web site. If you would like to present/perform, please email us at

Play Pokemon Go at the Museum of Miniature Houses

Did you know we are a gym?
We welcome players who pay the $5 admission fee so you can come in and battle!

You will get free admission on another visit if you do one of two things: Take over the gym (and show your screen verification to the docent on duty) or if you send a screen shot of the Pokemon you caught at the Museum (has to have a verifiable Museum image or display in the shot) to The docent will note your name and email and when you come in the next time, your gym time is on us.

Have fun with us and good luck! #minimuseumIN