Masters of Miniature: Best of the Best!
USS Constitution Museum
February 2 – March 23, 2019
Daily 10AM – 5PM
Admission to the Museum and the Model Show is by donation.
Masters of Miniature: Best of the Best
View the Best of the Best! at our 40th annual Model Ship Show. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the prize winning models from the last 5 years, partake in family activities including a scavenger hunt, learn how to get a ship into a bottle, observe a model ship restoration every Wednesday, and more! The model show is presented by the USS Constitution Museum and the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild and is funded in part by the Boston Marine Society.
Meet a modeler – a great way to learn more!
Members of the Model Guild will be on hand (hours to be determined) to answer questions about the models on display and share tips and techniques of the trade, all while working on models of their own. Come with questions and curiosity and meet a modeler – it’s a great way to learn more!
Witness the restoration of a historic model
Watch professional ship model conservator Rob Napier clean and restore a late 19thcentury model of USS Constitution from the Museum’s collection that was built by one of her crew members. Every Wednesday, February 2 – March 23, 2019 from 10AM – 2PM.
LEGO® Maritime Festival
Let your imagination set sail this February School Vacation Week!
Inspired by the different ship designs on display in Masters of Miniature, head to the USS Constitution Museum to build your own ship with LEGO® and DUPLO® Bricks! In the hands of a creative kid – or kid at heart – a pile of colorful bricks can become an aircraft carrier – or USS Constitution! The nautical fun continues with a “Float Your Boat” LEGO® Challenge, “Picture Yourself” LEGO® Selfie Masks, a scavenger hunt through our Masters of Miniature exhibit, and much more!
Is your family no longer playing with your LEGO® and DUPLO® Bricks? Donate them to the Museum!
This program is sponsored in part by the City of Boston’s Charlestown Community Impact Fund.
The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild
The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild encourages the art of constructing model ships and supports research in nautical history through its workshops, educational activities, and exhibits. It is the largest ship model association on the East Coast with over 100 members. The Guild meets at the USS Constitution Museum on the first Tuesday of every month and encourages those who are interested to attend their meeting or to visit the Guild’s website.
Shop for ship model kits, plans, and books
Wood kits, plastic kits, and books are all available for purchase from the museum store.
Recommended model ship websites
- USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild
- Scale Ship Modeler’s Association of North America
- U.S. Vintage Model Yacht Group
- Nautical Research Guild
The model show is sponsored in part by
The Boston Marine Society