National Mustard Museum, Middleton

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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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  • While visiting friends in Madison Wisconsin, my wife and I decided to visit this meuseum and I am glad we did. The meuseum has thousands of different mustards on display and a short video all about th...  more »
  • This is a great little museum. You can visit it in 90 minutes. Nice displays, cute stories. The woman staff person was very pleasant. We tried many different mustards. They will let you sample any of ...  more »
  • This museum is unique in it's own right. There is a mustard museum on the lower level and a gift shop on the top. You get to taste and sample any mustard that is available for purchase. A must stop!  more »
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  • If you are in the area, this is an incredible place to stop by. I am not sure there is anything like it anywhere in the world. You can try lots of different kinds of mustards from sweet to very spicy. In the basement is a museum that has many different types of mustard from all over the United States and the world. The people that work here are very friendly and helpful. You can request to try almost any mustard. They also have tasty soft pretzels for sale. Great for dipping in your mustard. They have nice variety packs for gifts.
  • The mustard museum is a must see. They have so much more to offer than one would think. I am not a huge fan of mustard and found this place to be great. You get to sample just about any mustard on the first floor before you by it. They have games in the lower level to make it fun for the kids and a small little video about mustard.
  • It was a very nice and inviting place. Practically all of the mustard that they have upstairs you can sample. Down in the basement is where they have the museum. They have games for children and adults. As well as having mustard from all over the world. If I'm ever in the Madison area again I would definitely stop by.
  • We haven't been at the Mustard Museum since they moved to Middleton. They really upgraded. The store is great and the basement has a huge collection of mustards. The staff is super friendly and offer samples of any mustard you want to try.
  • Such an interesting idea to have a museum deticated a condiment! They literally have musterd from all around the world! Such a nice place. You are able to even taste and buy mustard! For me, it is a must to place to go if going through Wisconsin!

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