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Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys

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Address: 1880 Gaylord St, Denver, CO 80206-1211
Phone Number: +1 303-322-1053
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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The mission of the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys is to...

The mission of the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys is to provide educational and cultural services to the greater Rocky Mountain region through the preservation, exhibition, collection and interpretation of the visual arts using miniatures, dolls and toys.

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday: 1 pm - 4 pm. We are closed all major holidays.

Free guided tours with paid admission are offered the 3rd Friday of the month. Private tours can be scheduled by calling the museum

Workshops are offered throughout the year check out our website to see what workshop is coming up next.

Tea Parties with the Oak and Berries Tea Room are by reservation only

Photography without a flash is allowed.

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I Enjoyed It Even Without Dinosaurs

I usually bore quickly when it comes to museums that have no dinosaurs (and remarkably, I don't recall this one having even a single dinosaur toy) but this is pretty great. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jonathan A
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Minot, North Dakota, United States
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Minot, North Dakota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I usually bore quickly when it comes to museums that have no dinosaurs (and remarkably, I don't recall this one having even a single dinosaur toy) but this is pretty great. I don't think the Star Wars toys they had on display are there all the time but those certainly brought back a great many memories for me, and it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Going round a house/museum full of miniatures may not seem entertaining or fun to everyone but it is really interesting. The scale models of the houses in the local area are incredible, the collection of circus and clown miniatures were great to see and who can complain about seeing Star Wars and other childhood toys. Wouldn't advise going with small... More 

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Yucca Valley, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I took a 5 and an 11 year old girl. They both had a great time doing the scavenger hunt & quiz. I enjoyed seeing some of the toys from my youth. Since it is in just a house, it doesn't take long to go through. Price was a little much for what you see but wasn't too bad &... More 

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wendy l, Manager at Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming. We are sorry we cannot keep our prices lower. Even at $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for kids and kids 4 and under being free, we run on a really tight budget. We do offer passes through local libraries and SCFD funded community days to improve access to the community. More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We went because it was free and a rainy day. It's something to do but eh a little bizarre. Can't put my finger on why. Only reason you should go is if it's free and there's nothing else to do. Or if you've got a real interest in miniatures.

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wendy l, Manager at Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, responded to this review

We're sorry you did not enjoy your visit. We are a little quirky and much of an experience can depend on the exhibits we currently have on display. Perhaps if you happen through again on a community day, you'll be able to take advantage of the hands on craft, 8-bit Nintendo or scavenger hunts. More 

Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

I was super excited to go to this museum since many folks were saying that it was the best place to visit!! Well I was disappointed !! Because first off the parking is terrible since it only street parking!! And secondly for as much as they charge they really didn't have much to look at and they way the displays... More 

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wendy l, Manager at Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, responded to this review

So sorry you did not enjoy your visit. We've been struggling with parking with the construction boom in our neighborhood. We are currently looking for a new facility that will have parking, handicap access and better gallery cohesion. Apologies that you were misled to believing we had a room of Barbies and not just an exhibit. Unfortunately, due to space,... More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

This place was strange but kinda cool. I personally couldn't spend too much time here as dolls and miniatures aren't my thing, but its worth a browse. its also cheap to visit and you're supporting a small local business that preserves historical artifacts.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Took two girls ages 3 & 4 here and even though it isn't very large, it kept them interested and busy for hours! Fun things for kids to interact with in each room and the staff is laid back and friendly, letting us just take our time and play/browse. They have a kids scavenger hunt, which the girls were able... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

This museum is in a large early 20th century house in northeast Denver. Parking is on the street and is free. You may have to walk a couple of blocks. Watch signs for towing for street cleaning. The museum is packed with houses of all sizes and ages. I have always loved minis, well-dressed dolls and wee houses and this... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Cute little place. Limited opening in days and times. Very enjoyable, if you like smaller collectibles. Takes an hour or less to view. Just around the corner from other sightseeing places, so plan your day with the others included. Parking available on the street.

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wendy l, Manager at Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting and writing a review. You're correct the average tour time is about 45 minutes. If someone come with a miniaturist, they should be prepared to spend a few hours. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

There was a tea party event happening at the kitchen / cafe area when we visited. I personally thought it was cute. The concierge staff advised us before we started our tour about tea party and said that it wouldn't be a problem for us to view the rest of the toys on display in the kitchen /cafe area. The... More 

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