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The National Mustard Museum is the world’s largest collection of mustards and its memorabilia. The founder of the museum is Barry Levenson who opened the museum in 1992 after leaving his job as an assistant attorney general for the state of Wisconsin.

The Museum has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Jeopardy! and many other national television programs. The museum contains over 5,676 mustards from every state and over 70 countries. Here is a look at what you can expect while visiting the National Mustard Museum.

About the Museum

The museum contains over 5,676 mustards, a collection of vintage advertisements, vintage jars, antique tins and more. The museum has been the host of the National Mustard Day festival since 1991. The museum is free to visit but accepts donations plus you can purchase items in their gift shop or online store.

The museum is located on Hubbard Avenue which is in the heart of downtown Middleton. It’s located 45 minutes away from Wisconsin Dells and just 2 and ½ hours from Chicago. They are open from 10am-5pm all week and during the winter they open at noon.

Visiting the Museum and Exhibits

When you visit the National Mustard Museum, you’ll be able to see 5,624 jars of prepared mustards on display. They’ve recently added a rare mustard tin from Taste-Rite mustard which is packed with a Euclid Coffee Company of Cleveland, Ohio. The latest mustard is in all the way from Uruguay.

The exhibits at the Museum will allow you to see the mustard ads from long ago, dazzling mustard jars, mustard memorabilia and more. The antique mustard pots are some of the favorite exhibits to enjoy. The museum also features special gatherings and events like the World-Wide Mustard Competition.

The National Mustard Museum is listed on the National Registry of Hysterical Places. Check it out for a piece of history and enjoy a fun experience.

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