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Craftsmanship Museum

3190 Lionshead Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92010
+1 760-727-9492
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Incredibly talented people that have created some amazing miniature replicas of trains, planes... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Cypress, California
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The skill and artistry on display in the museum is astounding...miniature engines, miniature... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Morristown, New Jersey
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3190 Lionshead Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92010
+1 760-727-9492

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Incredibly talented people that have created some amazing miniature replicas of trains, planes, automobiles, doll houses, and many other items. We have been there 3 times and each time we find things that we didn't see before.

Thank Traveller365_10
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The skill and artistry on display in the museum is astounding...miniature engines, miniature automobiles, doll houses, model airplanes and boats, and much more. Craftsmen and hobbyists are available to answer questions and share their enthusiasm. You can watch them working in the very well equipped...More

Thank Ken07960
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Local friends took us to this museum, and we loved it! The guides are super friendly and the displays are just amazing. You could spend a few minutes or several hours here, just wondering how these things were made, and how they all work at...More

Thank 03Val48
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This was a place we just stumbled upon as the result of a search of visiting Carlsbad, and we've often found that the small local museums are often charming and present an interesting history of the area. It was fascinating and the volunteers had apparently...More

Thank OldFinn0914
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The working miniature scale models in metal are truly works of art. Builders from around the world and Canada have model & miniature engines on display. They have a working shop where you can see some of the machine work being done. I travel from...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 29 March 2017

amazing displays of hand made miniatures. doll houses,cars, planes, guns, trains, boats. and more. the detail is incredible. the craftsmanship is beyond words. a must see and its FREE

Thank edheffner46
Reviewed 15 March 2017

from engines, some "models", a small doll house collection, aircraft, boats, etc. All hand made by craftsman, who spent countless hours making the above listed items. We got to see demonstrations of some items, and were also treated to a small group demonstration of various...More

Thank L R S
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A friend told us about his museum and we dropped in to check it out. Way beyond my wildest dreams. The precision and workmanship in the tiny (working) replicas are incredible. Only open Tuesday through Saturday they hold demonstrations of some of the working engines...More

1  Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This museum is a wonderful place to go. All volunteer run, and FREE!! The volunteer docents are very engaging and friendly and full of very interesting info about the many amazing, fun and fascinating items on display. Great for adults and children.

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome. My grandkids said it was the best museum they've ever been to. Thank you so much for having this available to visitors.

Thank Bonnie W
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