National Mustard Museum, Middleton

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#9 of 108 in Museums in Wisconsin
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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  • September 26, 2017
    When someone suggested I visit the Mustard Museum, I laughed. What could be so important about a mustard plant and a condiment called “prepared mustard?” I would soon find out how wrong I was. Egyptia...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    The place is pretty cool and interesting. Loved the funny modified artwork! Lots of mustard to try... however the experience was ruined by customer service. The hours of operation stated that they wer...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    It's mustard, don't take it too serious. It's a fun place to visit and the staff is super friendly. The museum is in the basement and is loaded with everything mustard related from all over the world....  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    I love mustard and the mustard museum caters to every mustard preference imaginable. I have found some great mustards here. The museum downstairs is very interesting too.
  • June 19, 2017
    So much more then expected!! When the kiddos had fun. Free tasting, awesome staff. Pleasant surprise!
  • May 7, 2017
    Unique venue. Mesuem of mustard downstairs, upstairs is a gourmet shop of endless types of mustard. Ended up buying several different flavors of mustard. A must see.
  • June 23, 2017
    So cool... try as many mustards as you can... must try the chocolate mustard!
  • May 1, 2017
    A mustard store masquerading as a museum. Lots of fun, though. A wide variety of mustards and they'll let you taste them all.

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