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About the Collection

The following images are just a small selection of the many and varied exhibits at A World in Miniature Museum.

What you have to remember is that all of our exhibits and room sets, despite the fact that they may look like normal rooms or pieces of furniture, are made to an exacting 1/12 scale, so things that would normally be one foot in height are made, right down to the very last detail at 1 inch in height. For instance, a full size secretaire or bookcase that might stand between 6 and 8 feet in height in real terms, can be seen in the museum made at 6 – 8 inches, but all the details are correct, right down to the dovetail joints in the drawers and the tiny hinges and locks. That’s why people say things like “AMAZING” – “I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT” – “HOW DO THEY HAVE THE PATIENCE” – “WOW” – “WE HAVE TO COME BACK, THERE IS SO MUCH TO SEE” and “WHAT A FANTASTIC COLLECTION OF CRAFTMENSHIP”.

In some of the images, you will see we have placed an everyday object such as a coin or a stamp to give you an idea of just how small these exquisite little pieces are – that’s why we provide you with a magnifying glass when you go into the museum, so you can appreciate all the fabulous detail in these minute masterpieces.

But don’t forget, there’s nothing like seeing the real thing because

A World in Miniature Museum, Houghton Hall Garden Centre, Houghton, Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom, CA6 4JB