We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mining Museum

405 East Main Street, Platteville, WI 53818
608-348-3301
Improve this listing
Type: Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: The Mining Museum traces the development of lead and zinc mining in the Upper Mississippi Valley through models, dioramas, artifacts and photographs... more »
Write a Review

14 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    11
    2
    0
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
88 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very nice museum along with the mining museum. $10 for both museums and lots of cool collections and things. Highly recommended

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield, Illinois
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our guide for the mine tour was exceptional and we learned a lot we did not know. Be aware that you descend 90 steps into the mine and climb out the same way! The Rollo Jamison museum (attached) is one man's collection of local history and it is also well worth the visit. We especially enjoyed pumping the pedals of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Platteville, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This museum is wonderful. I especially liked the artifacts from the area and information about how life would have been lived in the time period. The tour of the mine is well done - old timey style, to be sure, but informative and intriguing. And riding the coal train was fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fox Lake, Illinois
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We toured the lead mine as part of the Rollo Jamison museum. You get to do both for one admission charge making this a must do when you're in the area. Inexpensive, informative and only takes a few hours. The lead mine is a lot of fun. It is cool down in the mine so a sweatshirt is helpful. There... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Very nice museum and mine; the price is very reasonable. We went 60 feet below ground to the 1824 lead mine.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The Rollo Jamison and the Mining museum are worth the visit if you are in Platteville. Go into the old Bevan's lead mine and the tour guides do a nice job of providing the history on the mine. Kids can ride the train in summer.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I have been to a quite of few museums and historical sites around Wisconsin and I saw new things I haven't seen before. They even had exhibits you could touch and others you could see upclose. The lead mine tour was nice, 90 steps underground and a great guide with exhibits to see. They also have a short train ride... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancaster
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is one of those stops for the history buff. Many authentic pieces are on display and knowledgeable people are there to answer your questions. It isn't a stop that will fill your day, but it shouldn't be skipped if you're in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Linden, WI
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

It's always a fun and informative trip when you go to the Mining museum. MAny interesting things to see and learn about,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Schofield, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The history of mining in SW Wisconsin was very interesting. Museum has a good collection mining equipment and information on the Driftless region and the lead and zinc mining in that area. Tour guides were knowledgeable.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Mining Museum also viewed

 

Been to Mining Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Mining Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing