Home to the World’s Largest Collection
of Mustards and Mustard Memorabilia
A mustard museum? ABSOLUTELY! According to Barry Levenson, founder & curator of the National Mustard Museum, you can blame it all on the Boston Red Sox. In the wee hours of October 28, 1986, after his favorite baseball team had just lost the World Series, Barry was wandering an all-night supermarket looking for the meaning of life. As he passed the mustards, he heard a voice: If you collect us, they will come.
He did and they have. In 1992, Barry left his job as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Wisconsin to open this most improbable museum, now one of Wisconsin’s most popular attractions. The Mustard Museum has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the popular game shows Jeopardy! and To Tell the Truth, as well as countless features on other national television and radio shows, and in major newspapers everywhere.
So, why all the fuss? Well, with more than 5,676 mustards from all 50 states and more than 70 countries, our collection of Mustard History is a sight to behold. From the exquisite Gibbons Collection of mustard pots to antique tins & jars and vintage advertisements, the National Mustard Museum is truly a shining temple to the “King of Condiments”.
Located on Hubbard Avenue in the heart of downtown Middleton, Wisconsin, the National Mustard Museum is typically open from 10 am to 5 pm, seven days a week — except New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Of course, the online store never sleeps. DURING THE WINTER WE ARE CLOSED ON TUESDAYS (Jan 5 – Mar 29, 2016). View our Hours of Operation for special winter hours.
The Best Part? It’s FREE!
Admission to the National Mustard Museum is FREE … although the best way for the Museum to remain free is to encourage visitors to drop a donation in our Donation Box, make a tasty purchase in the Museum’s Gift Shop or online store, or make a donation online. Help us keep the mustard flowing for generations to come!
Middleton neighbors Madison to the west, is only a 45-minute drive from Wisconsin Dells, just 2-1/2 hours from Chicago, and a mere 6,978 kilometers from Dijon, France.