Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum
3190 Lionshead Ave, carlsbad, CA 92010 - United States
The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum (MECM) is the only permanent exhibit of miniature engineering craftsmanship in the world. Established in 1996 by the late Joe Martin, the Craftsmanship Museum honors the individual builders of finely crafted miniature works of art in wood and metal representing historical mechanical achievements through modern day inventions.
Housing over 1500 exhibits and a small machining library dating back to the late 1800’s, the museum’s 16,000 square foot facility is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM with free parking and handicap accessible facilities.
Live miniature engine demonstrations are performed daily at 10 a.m., Noon, and 2 p.m.
FEATURED EXHIBIT - Louis Chenot's 1/6 scale model 1932 Duesenberg SJ.
The finest automotive model ever made
-20,000 hours in the making and over 6000 hand crafted parts
-Working 8 cyclinder double overhead cam engine
-Working 3 speed transmission and differential
Regular demonstrations of Birk Peterson's Wonderland Toys
Daily miniature engine demonstrations at 10 a.m., Noon, and 2 p.m.
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