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National Mustard Museum, Middleton
(4.5/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
The National Mustard Museum is a museum near U.S. 14 in the heart of downtown Middleton, Wisconsin. It boasts a large display of prepared mustards. It is often featured in lists of unusual museums in the United States.The museum was conceived and founded by Barry Levenson, former Assistant Attorney General of Wisconsin. It centers on a mustard collection he began in 1986 while despondent over the failure of his favorite baseball team, the Boston Red Sox, to win the 1986 World Series. The initial dozen jars have grown to a collection of more than 5,300 mustards from more than 60 countries, along with hundreds of items of mustard memorabilia and exhibits depicting the use of mustard through history.The museum opened its doors in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin on April 6, 1992. It moved across the street to a larger site in October 2000. In November 2009, the museum moved to Middleton and changed its name to the present one.Admission is free of charge, and the museum is open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., though it is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.The museum's gift shop occupies about half of its floor space and offers free tasting of mustard samples from a refrigerated case containing scores of varieties; the museum also operates a mail-order mustard business.
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  • Now who would have thought you could make a living by gathering every mustard made in the world and turn it into a museum? But it works! A very enjoyable and interesting place to browse and spend an h...  more »
  • This is a quirky place. Free too which is great. Really impressive this is in Middleton. Fun for families or friends. 
  • this place is a hoot. the museum is free to visit. not a lot there, to tell you the truth, but it's worth a few minutes of your time and will make you giggle. Fun and different shop. I ordered two cus...  more »
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  • This place cuts the mustard, and gives you the history behind it! A terrific and quirky museum with an incredible collection of mustard and mustard related items. You can also purchase just about any flavor of mustard. Try something new or find your favorite, they have something for everyone!
  • Fun and unique little place. Never been to the downstairs museum itself, but the upper level shop has a delightful variety of mustards and hot sauces, as well as a tasting station where you can give a variety of the mustards and other sauces a try. Good place to swing by if you're entertaining out of town guests.
  • Excellent museum! The National Mustard Museum has a great balance between humorous exhibits and serious ones. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, they sell tons of different mustards and you can taste them.
  • A fun place to visit that only requires an hour or so. Basement is a small museum honoring one of the best condiments on the planet. Upstairs is a mustard shop with an amazing selection of mustards from around the world, plus fun and serious related items. The best part? You can sample any of the mustards in stock. We had a great time here, and the staff were very friendly, helpful and fun. Be prepared to purchase quite a variety of mustards on a whim :)
  • Quaint little museum with more mustard than you ever thought existed. You can sample any of the mustard in the shop prior to buying any of them which is great. They opened my eyes to a whole new world of mustard. Make your brats taste that much better and go find a new mustard to try!