The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum, Carlsbad

4.9
Mr. Joe Martin started a Foundation to encourage excellence in craftsmanship with emphasis on metalworking projects at the small end of the size scale. Through the Foundation Joe Martin started the The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum to make available examples of fine craftsmanship to the public, to bring public attention to the achievements of craftsmen, with the purpose of encouraging a future generation to pursue excellence in craftsmanship. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Carlsbad holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This was an interesting stop even for my friend and me, but our husbands were absolutely fascinated. The functioning miniature engines are pretty amazing, and the hours of attention to detail are hard...  more »
  • This is an interesting place, mostly mechanic miniatures but also dollhouses and other beautiful craftsmanship examples.  more »
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  • Wow! Nice little gem of a museum. A LOT of items and the staffing is very friendly. If you want to see something run, just ask them. A lot of things they will show you it running. The demonstration I would say is worth a watch, entertaining at least. There are some neat items in this place. My favorite part is a collection of variety of items all made by one man that is off to the left when you enter. Definitely go!
  • It's a great place filled with a great collection of amazing miniatures, including a fascinating machine shop and lots of working engines. The staff is very knowledgeable and really patient with kids. I highly recommend it for anyone who is a hobbyist or needs inspiration to become one.

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