About the Museum —
The National Cookie Cutter Historical Museum is supported by the Cookie Cutter Collectors Club but is a separate and independent entity that is maintained and updated by club members. It is housed in the Joplin Museum Complex in Joplin, Missouri, which is also home to 2 other museums including a Mining Museum and a Historical Museum. These museums also include several collections, such as a sports collection and a circus room.
The Museum has a number of display cases, each containing a collection of different cutters. Some of those display advertising cutters, tinsmith's cutters, European cutters, etc. and a special grouping of club annual membership cutters, Cookie Cutter Week cutters and some of the cutters created exclusively for CCCC conventions or regional meetings.
Many groups of school children, scout troops, etc. visit the museum as well as other groups of both children and adults. A free plastic cookie cutter is given to any visitor who desires one. These cutters are all contributed by club members.
The Museum also hosts a growing archive of cookie cutter related materials, newsletters, advertising offers and other items of interest to collectors in the cookie cutter field.
The Joplin Museum Complex is open Tuesdays 10 am to 7 pm and Wednesdays thru Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free but please check with the Museum Complex as times and fees could change.
The museum is located at:
Joplin Museum Complex
504 S. Schifferdecker Ave.
Joplin, MO 64801