About Minimum World

Passionate about miniatures

For over 20 years, Minimum World has been supplying miniaturists all over the globe with everything they need to make their miniature dreams into a reality. From dollhouses to furniture and lighting to DIY, we offer an outstanding array of more than 6000 1:12 scale miniatures!

Our family-owned business is proud to be the UK distributor for several internationally renowned miniature brands including Reutter Miniaturen, Mini Mundus, Barbara’s Mouldings and Houseworks.

We stock an ever-growing range of exclusive own-brand Minimum World products, and we also work with a number of British artisan businesses and individuals who craft their beautiful miniatures by hand.

Our Story

Minimum World has always been a family-run business, originally started by husband-and-wife team, Jenny and Graham Newman, who retired in 2010 and sold the business to Karen Read. Karen’s daughter, Rachel, had a beautiful custom-built dolls’ house growing up (now proudly displayed in the break room at the office) and they loved working on it together. So, when they saw that Minimum World was for sale, they both fell in love with the idea of running it!

In 2013, Karen sold Minimum World to its current owners, Ben and Kate Griffiths, who also have a great passion for miniatures with Ben having inherited a dolls house from his mother. But with Ben and Kate based outside of Norfolk, the Read family are still very much at the helm. Karen is now semi-retired so Rachel has taken over the day-to-day running of the business and Karen’s youngest daughter, Hannah, has also joined the team.

Our New Home

Minimum World moved into its new home in 2023, a bigger warehouse just around the corner. We are only a small team so it can seem a bit odd when there are so few of us in such a huge space, but we love it. We never imagined all those years ago that this is where we would end up!

Based in the village of Loddon, on the beautiful Norfolk Broads, our fantastic team is heavily involved in the local community and Minimum World helps to fund village events; we also support both national and international charities wherever we can.

Our Values

Ben and Kate recently founded their own charity, the Blue Bear Family Foundation, which provides advice and grants for families adopting children with special needs from Hague Convention countries. This is a cause close to their hearts as they completed their own adoption journey a few years ago when they adopted their daughter from an orphanage in Armenia.

We have strong core values and are committed to ethical sourcing and sustainability in all areas of the business. We source many of the products we stock right here in England, choosing to support small British businesses and individuals wherever we can.

Miniatures around the world

Our packaging is recyclable and/or compostable, and our website is 100% carbon-neutral – meaning that all emissions associated with its servers have been offset by renewable energy projects that reduce the use of fossil fuels.

We have a wonderful worldwide family of customers, and we ship to over 100 countries!

We love seeing our customers’ projects on our social media pages, a fantastic source of inspiration and a chance for tips and ideas to be shared! Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to find our friendly online community of miniaturists.

Looking for a bit of help or advice? Whether you're a seasoned collector or just starting out, our How-To Guides offer tips and tricks for displaying, maintaining, and creating your miniature world. Or Contact Us and our friendly customer service team will be happy to help.

Thank you

Thank you for supporting our family business, it really does mean the world to us. We are so grateful for your continued custom and support - and above all your passion for miniatures!

Build small, dream big!

Ben, Kate & the Minimum World Team

Company registered address:

Minimum World Ltd, Unit B, Norfolk House, Sterling Close, Loddon Industrial Estate, Loddon, Norfolk, NR14 6UG

Registered in England & Wales:

Company number 4508799

VAT registration number:

847 1228 25