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Oshkosh Public Museum

Address: 1331 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901-2799
Phone Number: 920-424-4731
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Ranked #5 of 31 things to do in Oshkosh
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Chicago, Illinois
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344 reviews 344 reviews
234 attraction reviews
626 helpful votes 626 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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222 reviews 222 reviews
82 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The entrance fee was VERY low. The exhibits were well displayed and interesting. The clock they are so proud of isn't that great. And it didn't work as described. Otherwise a good set of exhibits. Parking is free.

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Flint, mi
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842 reviews 842 reviews
166 attraction reviews
371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is an Excellent museum located in a historic mansion. Check out the mansion rooms and Tiffany windows and interiors. The clock is very cool, but be sure to look at the lower dial for the ACTUAL TIME that the clock will chime. This old clock runs slow and does not keep to the time that is on your cell... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The point of this visit was to view the stained glass windows from Pennsylvania. Along with this visit we enjoyed many historical exhibits of Oshkosh. Wonderful settings and displays

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The museum is located inside of a historical estate with a modern add-on housing the local history. The grounds are well kept and across the street from the Paine Art Museum. They have a very large carriage house near the front where it appears they use for storage. There is another large building on the property which used to house... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

If you go, you have to make sure you stop to see the Apostle's Clock which goes off every hour. I don't want to give it away, but it's a must see. There is only one other clock like it in the world!

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Several interesting exhibits, most notably the Apostles Clock, made this museum well worth visiting. The museum does a very good job of capturing Osh Kosh history. The cost was reasonable because we were able to use a 2for 1 coupon available at various locations inthe city.

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