US National Museum of Toys and Miniatures – Part 1

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures is a smallish museum in Kansas City, Missouri on the campus of the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Admission was only $5 [https://toyandminiaturemuseum.org/].

About a third of the museum are miniatures – houses, rooms, furniture, dolls, etc…. They were amazing but did not hold a lot of interest for me. I took a handful of pictures of a woodworking bench and tools and a second set of hunting and shooting gear. They also had a lot of space devoted to marbles and marble shooting – something my Dad would have loved.

hand tools 1

hunting 1

hunting 2

woodworking 1

Toys fascinate us. We have been to toy museums all over the United States and Europe. This is one of the best collections we have seen in terms of breadth and quality.

Next are photos of the game systems they had on display. I only owned a Football 2 (which I about wore out in College) and the Atari (which I played “Tank-Pong” a lot). I did play the Odyssey at a friend’s house but thought it stunk even back then.

atari playstation nintendo

football 2 & tennis

gameboy

genesis & xbox

odyssey

playstation portable and sega gamegear

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s