Carlsbad, California: Craftsmanship Museum: Tiny Machines

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Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum

Address:
3190 Lionshead Ave., Carlsbad, CA
Directions:
Southeast of town. From I-5 take the exit for S21/Palomar Airport Rd. Drive east five miles. At the stoplight turn left onto S. Melrose Drive. At the next stoplight turn right onto Lionshead Ave. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see the building on the left, #3190.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 9 to 4. Demos 10, 12, 2. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
760-727-9492
RA Rates:
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Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum

Craftsmanship Museum: Tiny Machines

It's tricky enough to build a gun or a car that works. The obsessive model-builders in this museum take it a big step further by building their machines on an itty-bitty scale.

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Carlsbad, California - The Do Nothing Machine
Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum:

The most oddball exhibit at the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum, Carlsbad, California, is its Do Nothing Machine, a gear-punk marvel of inventor obsession.

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Craftsmanship Museum

In your review of this attraction you describe it as "worth a detour," but speaking from personal experience I can say it is worth flying across the Atlantic and across America just to see this museum. I just wish I had 10 percent of the ability of these craftsmen.

[Jim Morrison, 05/07/2022]
Craftsmanship Museum: Tiny Machines

Hundreds of miniature machines made by master machinists. Also, several lighted doll houses. This museum is especially for people who like intricate machines and how they are made. They even have a Norden bomb site.

[Bryan Scott, 11/23/2013]

The museum describes itself as "the world's largest permanent collection of model engineering excellence."


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