About the Museum

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.

So, why all the fuss? Well, with more than 5,566 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 downtown Middleton, Wisconsin, the National Mustard Museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm, seven days a week — except New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. During our “winter hours” (from January 14 to March 20) we are open noon to 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday — Sun, Mon, Fri, Sat hours remain 10-5.

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!

 

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