Vacuum Cleaner Museum and Factory Outlet, Saint James

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  • My boys love vacuums, so we came quite a distance just for the museum. It did not disappoint!  more »
  • I went there with my family of six including a 17 year-old boy. This is a nice stop to stretch your legs. They have a large collection with extensive information on each one. Although for me, it was t...  more »
  • Saw the billboards on the highway and just had to make a stop at this free museum. Thought it was gonna be a laugh and it was actually pretty good. Wonderful man at reception explained what we should ...  more »
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  • What an interesting place to visit. Vacuums front the turn of the century until today. From hand pumps to plug ins. It the perfect place to see the history of vacuums. In fact they all work too. Tom the caretaker is so knowledgeable about the vacuums that are displayed. I recommend this place for everyone.
  • A fun little museum with an impressive array of vacuum cleaners dating back to the earliest models. Our guide, Connie, was very knowledgeable about how housewives used these early contraptions, and she gave us a history of the appliances up to our current machines. The museum is situated in a factory that manufactures Simplicity and Riccar vacuums, and will sell units at wholesale discounts to museum visitors.
  • My 6 year old and I LOVED it!! I’m so happy that we took the time to stop. Very well set up. And Tom is super nice!
  • The complete history of vacuum cleaners, all in working order. The museum is organized by decades, with rooms full of period vacuums, furniture and floor covering. Of particular interest are the poster-sized advertisements, read and get a marketer's MBA in 1 hour! You can see the birth and evolution of the feminist movement in these ads! The proprietor, Tom, is a fantastic resource and incredibly knowledgeable.
  • This was a treat of the area i knew nothing about. The staff who gave infotmation allowed me to stay past closing because i was having such good time inside. They dont stay open too late so get there early. I was afraid id get pushed into buying a vacuum since it was an add on to the factory, but the people there only cared that i had a good time.
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