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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Fun for family or school field trips.

My sister is really into Miniatures and was visiting from the midwest. We spent a few hours touring... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tucson, Arizona
Slightly expensive, but totally worth it

This place is amazing. It'll only take you about an hour to walk through it and appreciate... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Discover the magical world of miniatures at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, where visitors are seemingly transported to different lands and times through the stories told by over 300 miniature houses and roomboxes, expertly displayed in...more
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4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712-1329
+1 520-881-0606
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Mostly interesting for anyone into doll houses and the intricate work of making replicas of just about anything. Collection belonged to a woman who filled her house with it and her kids started this museum to put her collection in.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paula C
minitimemachine, Public Relations Manager at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Paula, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. The museum was actually founded by Patricia Arnell and her husband Walter (not their children). Her collection, amassed over 30 years of collecting, represents the majority of our permanent collection. The museum also presents...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

My sister is really into Miniatures and was visiting from the midwest. We spent a few hours touring the place. There is so much detail in every miniature, and so much information from guides, displays and recordings. One of the staff members was even able...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mrsarbee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most fit for young children. My teenagers didn't find spectacular although the Museum is very well kept, the displays are quality and the designing is interesting. It killed an hour of our time for $30 so not a big waste. However, check on that and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yamita2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing. It'll only take you about an hour to walk through it and appreciate everything, but it's a worthy stop. They have miniatures of scenes, either historical, fantastical or otherwise. The craftsmanship that goes into these things is extraordinary. My 4yo son...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheBlackCondor
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I had only 1 1/2 hours to tour here, but needed twice that to really appreciate everything better. I could have spent 30 min on the house in the foyer with its many rooms depicting life in the colonial period right down to hiding weapons...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank almaanne
Reviewed October 23, 2018

I had no idea what to expect when visiting the Mini Time Machine Museum, but it far exceeded my expectations. The displays and exhibits were truly fascinating, to both my retired parents and my young child. This is a great place to visit with family...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Some of the reviews suggest this museum will be more enjoyed by women or children than men. I beg to disagree. This small museum is incredible. The craftsmanship and art of the miniatures is superb. I was in a time jam when I went and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeffmcline
Reviewed September 28, 2018

It was mildly surprising how many 1/12 scale model homes were on display. The attention to detail was astounding. A lot of work and craftsmanship goes into each display

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tvler8
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Miniatures of all kinds! Not just doll houses and toys. Historic models and more. Not just for kids, kids at heart, and artists will enjoy the crafted structures.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank LibbyLou77
Reviewed August 16, 2018

The Mini Time Machine Museum was a big surprise to our group. We enjoyed all of the different displays and rooms.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from Tfaller | Reviewed this property |
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February 5, 2017|
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Response from minitimemachine | Property representative |
Hello, you just missed a class last week. Our next one is March 16th. Our classes are always posted on our webpage under the Education tab >> Classes. Thank you for your interest.
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December 28, 2016|
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Response from minitimemachine | Property representative |
Hello, our admission is $9 general, $8 senior (65+)/military, $6 for ages 4-17 and free for children 3 and under. Every Thursday is Not Just for Kids where general and senior/military admission is reduced to $6. Thank you... More