A World in Miniature Museum

A World in Miniature

Great things come in small packages. This couldn’t be truer for the A World in Miniature Museum based in Houghton Hall Garden Centre.  Imagine stepping into a room where everything was pint sized. This unique museum is home to the top three collections of miniatures. Here visitors can see 1 ½ scale copies of a variety of things such as antique furniture, room settings and everyday items.

This museum puts together the work of more than 230 individual craftspeople. Each of the items that they have made and put in display are crafted to be exactly 1 ½ scale in size. These can be compared alongside everyday items such as coins and stamps. Despite the extremely small size, the items in the collections are made with the same details as full sized items.

This collection of miniature items can be viewed in the museum from 10 am to 5 pm (last entry 4 pm) from Monday to Saturday.  On Sundays, it can be viewed from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. The museum is closed on the 25th and 26th of December as well as the 1st and 2nd of January and on Easter Day. Admission is £ 3.99 for adults, £1.99 for children and £ 2.99 for concessions. A family ticket may also be bought at £ 10.00. Meal Deal Tickets are also sold at £ 5.99 and £ 10.00.

A World in Miniature Museum welcomes group visits as well. It is ideal for clubs, coaches as well as schools. It allows visitors not just to see the wonderful craftsmanship on the miniature items, but allows them to learn about history and society as well. Special discounts for group visits are available as well as delicious meal deals to go with these tours. The Museum also sells a number of miniature items for those who want to take something home with them.

For those interested in more than just viewing the collections, the museum also offers regular courses and demonstrations throughout the year. These range from porcelain doll making to research and practice. Courses and demonstrations typically cost £ 25.00 to £ 35.00. This includes a morning and afternoon snack of coffee or tea and homemade cake. An onsite restaurant is also open to serve participants. Lessons are conducted on demand and may be held with as little as 4 people in a group. For more details on the museum and courses visit the website at http://www.aworldinminiature.com/