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Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

839 N 11th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1401
+1 414-273-1680
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Museum of Yesteryear

I loved everything about the museum. I especially liked the speakeasy and the movie theater. It... read more

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Reviewed 5 May 2017
quiltercynthia
Hidden Gem

It is kind of a hidden gem in the city, I've lived here my whole life and had no idea this was... read more

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Reviewed 5 May 2017
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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839 N 11th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1401
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+1 414-273-1680
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

I loved everything about the museum. I especially liked the speakeasy and the movie theater. It would be nice if the movie theater had an actual old movie.

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1  Thank quiltercynthia
Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Thank you for visiting! There needs to be a speakeasy in the Brew City of Milwaukee. Thank you for the suggestion as we try to integrate more technology into our museum.

Reviewed 5 May 2017

It is kind of a hidden gem in the city, I've lived here my whole life and had no idea this was here. I enjoy stuff like this and was very pleased with this museum. My SO and I went as a little date and...More

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1  Thank ashleighm938
Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

We are pleased that you did find out about us as we haven't been open that long. The museum house hosts additional events as part of the museum list of activities. Glad you had a pleasant experience with us and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

I bought two tickets to the museum as a fun visit to an off the beaten path place. The museum was a great find- lots of interesting antiques, well organized, an interesting tour. I learned a lot and really enjoyed it. Definitely recommend it to...More

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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

It is great you had a fun and interesting experience touring our museum! We might be biased, but the mid-world war years of Milwaukee have a wealth of stories and facts to explore. Thank you for including us on your trip to Milwaukee.

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Great Q&A and historic artifacts loved the tour. Recommend to everyone to visit. Loved the speakeasy

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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

We try to make it interesting for all ages and are happy you loved it. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 4 May 2017

I was overwhelmed with my visit to the Chudnow Museum and it is fantastic. I have suggested that other people I know must visit and they too will be thrilled with this experience. Can't wait to return.

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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience with others and writing a review on TripAdvisor! We trying to make it enjoyable for all fans of history or interesting places.

Reviewed 31 March 2017 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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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

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.

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!...More

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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

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...More

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...More

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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

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...More

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...More

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Chudnow, Public Relations Manager at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

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...More

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 reviewResponded 27 January 2017

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.

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