Admission to Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

Detail Duration: 4 to 6 hrs
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When you walk into the Chudnow Museum it will feel like stepping back in time. The museum whose home is in Milwaukee 1869 residence is home to Mr. Avrum Chudnow's artifacts. There are over three hundred thousand items.

Some of the items include a scrap yard and other pieces from his family's business. It also has pieces from Mr. Chudnow's home life.The museum has the items set up so that you can see how life was back in the 1920's and 1930's.

The museum also has a large projection screen where you can hear documentaries. You will be able to feel how it felt like when those in 1930 went to see a movie. The chairs in the theater are authentic 1930 chairs which are set up to replicate Milwaukee picture palaces.

The museum is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sunday it is open from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Included in the price of the tour are the entrance fees. At no additional cost, you can get a guided tour. It does not include hotel pickup and dropoff, or transportation to and from the museum.

There is a gift shop in the building so that you can purchase souvenirs for those back home. Parking is free in the parking lot.

The museum is a nonprofit organization. Admission is:

1. Adults $6.00

2. Under six free

3. Children 7-17 $5.00

4. College students with identification $5

5. Seniors age sixty-two and older $5

Sundays it is only twelve dollars for the whole family.

You can even take a Behind the Scenes Tour. Not all artifacts are placed on exhibition some of them are in storage. Going behind the scenes allows you to see more artifacts along with the history of the building before it became a museum. The cost for this is ten dollars per person.

The Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear is housed in a historic 1869 residence in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The house holds an extensive collection of artifacts from Mr. Avrum Chudnow who acquired over 300,000 items from his family's businesses, included a scrap yard, and collecting throughout the U.S.. These artifacts now make up the exhibits of the museum. The museum features shops, workplaces, and home life as they would have appeared in the 1920's and 1930's.   

Along with the extensive artifact collection, the museum also features various documentaries in the museum's theater, which has a large projection screen and authentic 1930's Milwaukee theater chairs set in a composite replica of several Milwaukee picture palaces. 

Guided tours are offered at no additional charge.

Pickup & Return:
Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear.
Departure Times: The museum is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm-4:00pm
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  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tours are available at no additional charge

Does not include:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is casual
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Seating options in many exhibit spaces
  • Elevator available
  • Gift Shop in building
  • Two individual restrooms
  • Free off-street parking in lot, spaces marked CHUDNOW
  • Street loading/unloading zone for buses

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