|Address:||839 N 11th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA|
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I wish I had visited sooner in my Marquette years. Its so close to campus, cheap, and had many cool items to explore. The initial collector collected hundreds of thousands of items in his lifetime. Theres an old soda bar including menus, an old pharmacy, and you can watch videos in the theater. I bought postcards and the Milwaukee board game here, and learned about John Luick, a former Milwaukee resident who made super important contributions to the ice cream industry.
This little gem was well worth the $5 admission price. The exhibits are recreations of typical spaces, lovingly hand-created by a passionate and knowledgeable staff. Its a great chance to dig deep into Milwaukee history by looking at a snapshot in time. Ask the tour guide about any topic in the museum...or any topic NOT in the museum...and learn a ton about the past and people of this city!
Really neat look into the history of Milwaukee. The museum is filled with artifacts from Milwaukees history and a few from Chicago. Definitely worth a stop if youre in town to visit or a local. They also have a bunch of local treats if you need that Milwaukee tradition fix but dont want to go for custard... or before you go for custard.
If you are visiting Milwaukee you must go here! The look back at Milwaukee in its heyday means it should be one of your first stops. Extremely helpful staff and personal tours make the experience one of a kind. Plus its super cheap. Less than $5 a person. GO!
Small by museum standards but has very interesting theme-based rooms filled with some serious antiques! Great, friendly staff provide tours. Gift shop with nostalgic treats. Has a soda shop! We learned a lot.
First time visitor to Milwaukee. Really cool place, with a nice staff. Took the guided tour and it added a lot. Went with some locals who had never been and they loved it.
Great museum featuring pieces of Milwaukee history! My kids love this place, especially the hidden speakeasy and the working old- fashioned phones.
Interesting and entertaining history of old Milwaukee. Recreations of drug stores, barber shop, candy store, and even a speak easy. A hidden gem.
Great price. Interesting stuff. I learned a lot of interesting things. Look on Groupon for a discount.
This was a remarkable experience! A friend of mine recommended this museum, and I absolutely loved it!
joe du fore
Filled with interesting artifacts and run by knowledgeable and very friendly personnel
Really interesting. Excellent docents/tour guides. Great films of old Milwaukee.
Very interesting and unusual items. I could spend hours on end there.
Id you like history, you will find many things from years 1910-1920.
Such a lovely place to visit. We had a great time.
Awesome slice of Milwaukee history! A must see.
Unique museum showcases the old Milwaukee.