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Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

839 N 11th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1401
+1 414-273-1680
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Very interesting, worth a visit

Lot's of old memorabilia seen here. Covers a lot of the early half of 1900s history. Replicas of an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amit S
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Chicago, IL
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Cool Little Museum

Hadn't heard of this museum before but were in the area on the day of Doors Open Milwaukee and it... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
rhundt67
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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A Milwaukee nonprofit dedicated to giving visitors a glimpse into Milwaukee life between the world wars with authentic items displayed in store settings. Handicap-accessible guided tours are offered at no additional charge, and there is free off-street parking behind the building.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (28 reviews)
“doctor's office” (16 reviews)
“barber shop” (14 reviews)
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839 N 11th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1401
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+1 414-273-1680
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lot's of old memorabilia seen here. Covers a lot of the early half of 1900s history. Replicas of an old drugstore, doctors office, among other things here. Well organized and pretty cool to visit if you are into this kind of stuff like myself. The...More

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Chudnow M, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for visiting and writing a review! We enjoy showing off the collection which changes frequently. Maybe we will see you again if you enjoy this kind of stuff.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Hadn't heard of this museum before but were in the area on the day of Doors Open Milwaukee and it was a cute little find. Went with my mother and teen daughter and spent almost an hour here checking out all the little finds of...More

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Chudnow M, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are grateful you did find out about us and that is a big reason we participate in Doors Open Milwaukee every year. We change exhibits very frequently so we hope to see you stop in again some time. Thank you!

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Went gambling at Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee and decided to make a touristy stop on the way back to Chicago. Not far from the casino was a wonderful hidden gem of a museum called the Chudnow. The tour guide and curator was really interesting and...More

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Chudnow M, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for visiting us on your way back to Chicago! Milwaukee is a little, big city and fairly easy to get around compared to other large metros. We are glad you had an interesting time viewing the collectibles. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 4 October 2017

it shows the stores in the old days, quite interesting, also the garage shows the old car and stuff, the gift shop also sell some old stuffs. normally, there is admission fee, but you may find a free day to go there.

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Chudnow M, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for visiting us! Our museum can be gone through in an hour or so and the admission fee is very reasonable. Yes, for publicity and public relations there are some discounted times during which most give a donation or make a purchase.

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We came here during Open Door Milwaukee, and we were so impressed. This is a hidden gem. It may not be for the little ones, but adults would love the walk through old Milwaukee as well as their unique memorabilia. Well done!More

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Chudnow M, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

We are pleased each year to be part of the Doors Open Milwaukee event were new people can discover us for the first time. We try to cater to all age levels but I remember being little once and getting tired at some museums I...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We visited this outstanding small museum today. This is Milwaukee history at its best. The exhibits are well curated and extensive. Every room is packed to the brim with memorabilia. I must say that the museum curator, who is there most of the time, is...More

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Chudnow M, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and the guided tour. The curator can be found there at midnight or on "days off" and will even give tours to groups outside of the scheduled hours. We are pleased to be part of your special time...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

A great look into early 20th Century Milwaukee life in between the World Wars. This place has an abundance of mundane and everyday items that anyone living back then would have encountered. It was really weird to see what some of the more common products...More

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Chudnow M, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Yes, we have no expensive artwork like Monets but plenty of WWI Bond Posters. No rare jewels but over 700 pounds of soap! Each shop acts as a store or vignette of that time period. We put out original items for you to view and...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

We really enjoyed our visit. Exhibits do change so will go back when we revisit the area. Brings back memories! Was one of the highlights of our trip to Milwaukee!

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Chudnow M, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thanks for visiting! We just took down the Master Lock exhibit today in preparation for a new display. Some exhibits stay but the items shown in them change.

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This museum (particularly the guided tour, which is included with the general admission ticket) is WELL WORTH it!! I took my two teenage daughters yesterday. We all learned a lot about Milwaukee history and just general history from the early 1900s. Plan about 1.5-2 hrs...More

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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

We are glad you found us a fun learning experience during your visit. I am pleased to read that you found it well worth it. We try to engage each tour group uniquely whether it is teenagers, adults or whomever. Thank you for sharing your...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

The tour guide made the experience very enjoyable. If you went through it without his guidance it would not be much.... he did a wonderful job!! He told us the exhibits change monthly.

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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for visiting and the praise of our guided tours. Since some people prefer self-guided we offer that experience too. We do enjoy changing our exhibits frequently.

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The cost of admission is $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for seniors and youth 7 to 17. College students with I.D. $5.00. Children age 6 and under are free. Sundays - $12.00 for entire family.
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