Museum of Miniatures

Museum of Miniatures, Nanton: Hours, Address, Museum of Miniatures Reviews: 4/5

Museum of Miniatures
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Speciality Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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STROLL THROUGH TIME!!!Periods of history on a 1/12 scale. Visitpioneers in their covered wagons, tournative villages and an old western town. Tableaus feature logging, farming, a circus, African jungle animals and more. Also included are over 160 top qualityscale model cars, plus loads ofpictures, sculptures and artifactsWe are wheelchair friendly and have awonderful gift shop.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Ann C
Calgary, Canada38 contributions
Waste of money
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Far too expensive for what they have. Not accurate depiction of history and looks very childish, in fact the owner admitted that a lot of the displayed were done by his children. Now the place has a for sale sign on the property. Don’t waste your time and money.
Written June 15, 2019
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Binoy J
5 contributions
Small anecdotes indeed!
May 2019 • Family
Visited the museum along with family. Entry is CAD9/- per person. The entry desk is manned by one of the most cheerful and friendly couple I have come across. Although not a big area in size, it gives a detailed and interesting peek into the past. This museum gives a different perspective into how life and lifestyles of the older settlers in this region evolved. One can spend a good two hours and the effort gone into the upkeep of this place is truly commendable. It gives a snapshot of the life (including a slice of popular culture) in the last couple of century or so. You are given a small laminated paper explaining the exhibits of miniature cars on display beginning from 1800s onwards...its part of the display. Well worth checking out and would recommend it if you are planning on a visit to Nanton. Don't also forget to check out the Army museum and the ever popular candy store nearby.
Written May 26, 2019
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Les B
Bathurst, Australia786 contributions
Interesting place to spend an hour
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Very interesting set up and a quirky way to learn more about history. Has lots of stuff to look at and kids would love it.
Written September 30, 2018
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Professional-Pilgrim
Alberta, Canada1,371 contributions
Child-friendly compact museum
Jul. 2018 • Couples
This would be a good place for a family with kids to stop, especially on a rainy day. The owners have purchased thousands of miniature human figures, animals, and objects, and constructed a Western-oriented context to display them in. Starting in the late 1800s, and travelling clockwise around the relatively small gallery, one can see how Western Canada evolved. Below the main diorama is a chronological sequence of automobiles and light and heavy trucks, all of which are listed on a handy, plasticized sheet, available at the entrance. The centre of the gallery displays a less coordinated collection of scenes. The whole place, previously housed in Cranston, is aimed at children, whose parents will be able to ask stimulating questions about the display.
Written July 25, 2018
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Edwin F
Calgary, Canada1,421 contributions
Worth the visit
Jun. 2018 • Family
Five of us visited the museum of miniatures in Nanton. We had a great visit looking at all the models and scenes. Certainly worth visiting if you are passing.
Written June 18, 2018
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maemaemaemaemae
Calgary, Canada15 contributions
MUST-VISIT
Jun. 2018 • Couples
Roy Wittman, the creator, is very knowledgeable, creative and an excellent storyteller. Carol, his wife and partner, is very pleasant and accommodating. The items in the museum were delicately-made, interesting and top of the notch.
Written June 3, 2018
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Thanks again for your great support!!!
Written June 3, 2018
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bettyd654
Bonnyville, Canada11 contributions
Awesome artistry
Aug. 2017 • Friends
Bring a camera - the miniatures are very well done (locally). The items are preserved very well. The miniature car collection is awesome as well.
Written October 3, 2017
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Sherry B
13 contributions
Very unique
Aug. 2017 • Family
We had driven from Calgary to Nanton to view the Bomber Command Museum and we also stopped at this attraction Glad we did. Detailed dioramas reflecting Alberta's past. Very unique and interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed the displays as well as chatting with the owner and artist.
Written August 23, 2017
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Michelle P
Edmonton, Canada181 contributions
It kept our 4 year old very busy
Jul. 2017 • Family
When we first walked in, we expected only to visit the gift shop but the owners were so engaging that we went through the museum too. At $9 an adult and nothing for a 4 year old, we didn't think that was too expensive. We were given a personal tour by the owner who explained in great detail how and why the museum was set up the way it was, how long it took and other interesting details. Our 4 year old had so many questions - it was like a real version of Where's Waldo as we searched the landscapes to find unique and cool items hidden in the scenery. We loved it. Please stop in Nanton and visit the brilliant little gems hidden on every street.
Written July 12, 2017
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Laurie
Calgary, Canada3 contributions
Unique visit!
Jun. 2016 • Family
This is worth a stop - an abundance of historical information if you like and enjoy pioneer days and the by-gone era. A lot of work has gone into this small shop by the owners who take a great deal of pride in what they do. They are extremely helpful and interested to talk to you and explain many of the scenes. It's a nice small town experience. A bit expensive for a family if you plan on rushing through.
Written June 30, 2016
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