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Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

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Address: 839 N 11th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1401
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+1 414-273-1680
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12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A Milwaukee nonprofit dedicated to giving visitors a glimpse into Milwaukee...

A Milwaukee nonprofit dedicated to giving visitors a glimpse into Milwaukee life between the world wars with authentic items displayed in store settings. Handicap-accessible guided tours are offered at no additional charge, and there is free off-street parking behind the building.

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Best part of stop in Milwaukee

Neat museum. Doesn't take a long time, but 12&14 year olds were interested and it's a neat way to demonstrate how to showcase and respect things you appreciate.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ubuibi
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Neat museum. Doesn't take a long time, but 12&14 year olds were interested and it's a neat way to demonstrate how to showcase and respect things you appreciate.

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Thank ubuibi
Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write a review! We try to have something to engage all age groups and are pleased your teens were interested in our history museum. More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Just to think that this guy has so much more stuff that he could fill up another house or two with ease... the curator gives a guided tour of epically astounding intelligence. Sure to become one of the top 5 things to do in Milwaukee! You'll have a blast here. Perfect thing to do for a date or a hour... More 

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Thank Jacquelyn S
Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

Glad you had an hour or two to spend with the curator at the museum. He has spent nearly twenty years working with this collection so he can tailor it to your interests. We work hard to give one of the top tours around and appreciate your review on Tripadvisor to help highlight us to others. More 

Saint Peters, Missouri
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74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Really enjoyed our visit. THis place has a lot of yesteryear items. Toys, games, doctor items, grocery store, soda fountain. Items from the 1920's to the 40's. Items showing you what they looked like back then. It's been around about 4.5 years. Mr. Chudnow was a local lawyer and business man, who collected all kinds of the yesteryear items as... More 

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2 Thank NannaJordan
Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

Glad to read you enjoyed your visit! We do have a lot of items, so many that we can only show a small percentage at a time. That is why we keep changing up the rooms with something different every few months. Thank you for writing a review of your experience. More 

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Avrum Chudnow's Dad was a salvage collector - as a kid, I remember those horse drawn wagons combing through my neighborhood picking up all manner of scrap and goods. As a young boy, Mr. Chudnow saw the value of collecting and saving things that now gives us a look at the way things were. Nicely staged in the German Rival... More 

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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

Thank you for the very detailed review! Yes, horses and wagons were on the streets of Milwaukee even in the 1950s. Youngsters can only imagine the congestion with cars, bicycles, street cars, buses and horses all traveling on the roads. I wonder what things today people are saving that will be marveled at in 70 years? This is what Mr.... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Neat place to visit. I was there for a "50th" birthday party. We were able to rent the museum out. We had catered food and brought beverages for the guests. Fun place to see in Milwaukee.

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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

It was a fun party full of interesting people and glad we could be part of your special night! We have had all sorts of events rent out our place over the years. More 

Oak Park, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Okay, if you have an hour to kill in Milwaukee and appreciate the eccentric, GO HERE. There is nothing more satisfying than meeting a person who loves what they do, and the man who hosted us here last Saturday (I say "hosted," because we truly felt like welcomed guests) is a prime example. This is a nifty little place full... More 

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2 Thank Liz K
Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

I am one of those that consider's "weird" a compliment, so thank you very much! An hour is enough time to see each exhibit in this large house, although many people explore longer than that. We definitely do love the work as the same people giving you tours, usually the director and myself, are the same people changing and cleaning... More 

Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Passionate and knowledgeable tour guide, lovely theatre upstairs, gift shop selling Green River soda to take home!

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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us. Glad you like the tour and Green River soda! More 

Seoul, South Korea
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I visited Chudnow in hope of learning more about Milwaukee's (and Wisconsin) history. I was beyond pleased with the result. I did a guided tour with a very nice and knowledgeable gentleman (sorry, I forgot the name, I'm bad with names) through the house. The tour included an old ice cream chop, a shop, train station, doctor's office, and so... More 

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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us while you were back in the states! We our proud of our little museum and enjoy giving tours to groups large or small. Milwaukee and America was very different yet very much the same back then and am pleased you learned quite I bit. I enjoyed showing you around and good luck back in Korea. Thank... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I have lived in Milwaukee my whole life and didn't know a lot of the things I learned during my tour at the Chudnow Museum. The tour guide was wonderful: funny, entertaining, and informative. The museum also shows short films about different periods in Milwaukee's history. I loved this museum! I definitely recommend it for all ages.

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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

I am glad you visited us and were entertained and informed about this dynamic time in American and Milwaukee history. We are always changing the rooms and videos every few months. Thank you for writing about your experience! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Took a Sunday in December for a trip and was really impressed with the collection. Anyone that's in that early Boomer stage will enjoy walking through the house, a former doctor's office. I'll be bringing some friends back this year.

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Thank evasmia
Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this review

Glad you took a trip to see us and explore the parts of the collection that we have now on display. Something here or there are remembered by many people who see our museum. We appreciate your review! More 

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