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Oshkosh Public Museum

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Address: 1331 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901-2799
Phone Number: 920-424-4731
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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A local museum with a broader reach

The museum is housed in the former home of an Oshkosh resident. The architecture of the home, interior and exterior, is under emphasized as part of the museum. Be sure and look... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Columbus, Georgia
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Columbus, Georgia
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220 reviews 220 reviews
56 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The museum is housed in the former home of an Oshkosh resident. The architecture of the home, interior and exterior, is under emphasized as part of the museum. Be sure and look carefully at the woodwork and flooring. But the real reason for going is the collections. While we were there, much of the second floor was dedicated to "The... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went to the Oshkosh Public Museum for the first time to see the Harry Potter exhibit. It was easy to get to, had decent parking, and the staff were helpful in directing us where we wanted to go. Had a fun date day. Highly suggest a visit for a fun yet mildly-relaxing date.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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42 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We enjoyed the museum. It has many exhibits that appeal to adults as well as children. I would visit again if there was a traveling exhibit I wanted to check out :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Yesterday, 3/8/14, I was in on Oshkosh with my travel buddies Sarah, Tim, and Hannah. After a delectable lunch, we were looking for another activity. We decided to visit the museum, as we had heard/read great things about the Lego exibit and glockenspiel. As we rounded the corner, we realized we'd have to park about a block away. This did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

It was a sunny day when we decided to take my daughter Hannah for her 19th birthday. The live Lego exhibit had advertised as a creative look at building blocks used as art. We walked in and immediately I heard someone behind me squeal "I see beavers" with delight! There was a line to get in but I was in... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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56 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My wife and I, along with our friends Dan and Nancy, visited the Oshkosh Public Museum Feb. 28 for the opening of the LEGO exhibit- ‘The Art of the Brick’ by Nathan Sawaya. The exhibit must include at least 25 pieces [my estimate] - many “life size”. It was amazing- just fabulous. I can’t recommend it highly enough. You could... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

PROS: ASTC member; ample parking as there does not appear to be a lot of patrons; Apostle's Clock- it chimes every hour (a cuckoo clock- like presentation of Christ and his Apostles); good examples of Tiffany decorations and windows; well-maintained 1908 mansion. Different exhibits sprinkled throughout the mansion museum that is merged into a more modern building. A playable old... More 

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Oshkosh Public Museum has a masterpiece that shouldn't be missed. The museum is a gem in itself housed in a mansion of a former paper baron in northeastern Wisconsin. It has many excellent exhibits and periodic attractions. However, the best of all is the Apostles' Clock. It is made by a former European craftsman Mathias Martin Kitz (1833-1922) in the... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Oshkosh Public Museum is a nice, small museum that focuses on local history. If you live in the area, you should visit sometime. I won't travel long distances to visit the museum. However, I prefer this museum over the Paine Art center located across the street. Admission is $7 for adults. I think the Apostles Clock is an interesting... More 

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Oshkosh, WI
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Oshkosh Public Museum is truly a gem. The exhibits are very well displayed and are always of interest. The Apostles Clock is one of the main attractions and is very neat to watch. The exhibits depicting the history of Oshkosh are very interesting and presented beautifully. Well worth a visit, and at a very low admission fee.

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