The Craftsmanship Museum is in it’s new location since January 2011 and in Vista prior when Joe Martin founded the museum in 1997 as the Joe Martin Foundation with emphasis on metal making items on a small scale and for other craftsman to show their crafts. The Joe Martin Foundation is a non-profit organization that runs on donations.
In addition to the Museum the Joe Martin Foundation judges craft entries world-wide and the winner receives $1000. prize. Check out http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/jmfound.htm to learn more about the foundation and it’s future goals like establishing a library of Crafts. You can also go to http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/ .
The museum is free and opened on Monday-Tuesdays, Fridays-Saturdays from 9am to 4pm except for holidays.
Here are a sampling of the crafts you can see.
Check out the miniature tool collection. Like the Adept Super lathe made until WWII by a South African Harbor Master. There are miniature tools from A to Z. What a great collection to take your grand children to and you can both learn together.
Many of the displays are on loan and change often so each time you go there will be new fun things to check out.
Also through the museum you can arrange for a guided tour with 10 or more people but call ahead for Wednesdays/Thursdays only.
Now when the kids ask the many million’s of questions you all can learn together on how they made that miniature train or plane or????
3190 Lionshead Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92010 (Take East Palomar Road to North on South Melrose and R. on Lion’s Head