“Learn. Taste. Shop. Laugh!”
A mustard museum? ABSOLUTELY! According to Barry Levenson, founder & curator of the National Mustard Museum, you can blame it all on the Boston Red Sox. In the wee hours of October 28, 1986, after his favorite baseball team had just lost the World Series, Barry was wandering an all-night supermarket looking for the meaning of life. As he passed the mustards, he heard a voice: If you collect us, they will come.
He did and they have. In 1992, Barry left his job as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Wisconsin to open this most improbable museum, now one of Wisconsin’s most popular attractions. The Mustard Museum has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the popular game shows Jeopardy! and To Tell the Truth, as well as countless features on other national television and radio shows, and in major newspapers everywhere.
So, why all the fuss? Well, with more than 5,500 mustards from all 50 states and more than 70 countries, our collection of Mustard History is a sight to behold. From the exquisite Gibbons Collection of mustard pots to antique tins & jars and vintage advertisements, the National Mustard Museum is truly a shining temple to the “King of Condiments”.
Located on Hubbard Avenue in the heart of downtown Middleton, Wisconsin, the National Mustard Museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm, seven days a week — except New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Of course, the online store never sleeps.
The Best Part? It’s FREE!Admission to the National Mustard Museum is FREE … although the best way for the Museum to remain free is to encourage visitors to drop a donation in our Donation Box, make a tasty purchase in the Museum’s Gift Shop or online store, or make a donation online. Help us keep the mustard flowing for generations to come!
Middleton neighbors Madison to the west, is only a 45-minute drive from Wisconsin Dells, just 2-1/2 hours from Chicago, and a mere 6,978 kilometers from Dijon, France.
This was really fun. The tour was self guided so you can go at whatever pace you want, or you could just sample all the mustards.I wouldn't drive long and far, but it was a quirky stop 10 minutes off our path, and we thought it was definitely worth while.
I love it here! We live in Missouri but try and stop when visiting friends in Wisconsin on our way to Grandparents in Mixhigan. always enjoy the different mustards and other condiments that come and go through the shop and the museum is certainly fascinating. The bucket list has an entry to get up there for the National Mustard Day festivities!
A must if you're even NEAR the area! Our family makes this stop a priority each time we leave Iowa to visit Grandma & Papa Up North.
You can taste more varieties of mustard than you ever dreamed possible, and buy them, too! It is an entertaining pit-stop for adults and kids, visit after visit.
We had a great time here. We had no idea there were so many different types of mustard, including mustards with fruit. The museum was interesting and the video helped teach me how mustard is made. The museum is in a little town with some cute shops and good restaurants.
If you're in the area, and you might just kinda like mustard, you should stop here for a revelation. Any kind, ANY kind you can think of, they will have it here, sweet, spicy, spirit infused, etc... Best of all, it's free tastings of any mustard. This may be the one place on Earth where you might actually fill up on mustard. The staff were fun, and super enthusiastic about mustard, and you can walk away with free bottles of mustard as well. Ketchup, who?
I'm typically not that much of a mustard enthusiast, but I loved the National Mustard Museum! Not only does the free museum house the world's largest collection of prepared mustards, they also have hundreds available to taste and buy so you can start a collection of your own.
A fun stop for mustard trivia and specialty shopping. They are very accommodating in providing samples of nearly every mustard for sale in the shop.
We were equally excited about the whole little town --- quaint restaurants and shops, sidewalk cafes and interesting buildings. Would definitely return when we have more time!
This is all about the MUSTARD- bottles and containers- from all 50 United States as well as dozens of other countries that are neatly on display to see. Literally wall to wall mustard and special mustard exhibits. The museum is on the lower floor, and on the main floor is the entrance and the gift shop. At the gift shop you can buy mustards from all over the USA and the world, as well as clothes (I brought a Mustard Museum sweatshirt), gourmet food items, and other fun and interesting items such as bacon flavored toothpaste. Be sure to check out the mustard vending machine. Admission to the museum is free, though they encourage donations. If you plan on buying stuff from the gift store, beware- the prices are HIGH. Nevertheless, this is definitely one of those places you really have to visit at least once!
Odd but interesting. Well worth the 45 minutes it will take you to wander around. Definitely has a sense of humor about itself. Plan on dropping more than a few $$$ on the astonishing array of mustards on sale from around the world!
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National Mustard Museum
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