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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my parents and my roommate on a rainy day. We were all very surprised at how impressive this collection is and how it captures history and art in a unique way. Take an hour or so and adventure to the basement of this...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tannerprincell
Reviewed August 3, 2019

Visited today with my mom and 12 year old daughter. What a great collection! You can opt to do a scavenger hunt which I highly recommend, it was a lot of fun trying to find all the jugs on the list. Will be back to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019

What an interesting collection! My teen sons enjoyed finding people they recognized and participated in the scavenger hunt. There are 3 different types such as villains, artists, actors, etc. I wouldn't recommend small children because although in glass cases, the objects are breakable. The curator...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 21, 2019

Who knew there were so many Toby Jugs in the world and this is the largest collection you will see in one space. New ones arriving each week. Fascinating collection that you have to come and see!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank crunch6
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Never knew what a Toby was, let alone a hidden gem of a place. Great history and fun, takes about an hour or less, and will make you smile. Nice, knowledgeable staff makes it a great stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill F
Reviewed October 11, 2018

I guess there is a museum for everything! This is an impressive private collection of Toby jugs. There are thousands of them - the display cases seem to go on forever. Knowledgable staff to explain the collection and history. Saw it for the first time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Excellent collection and museum is amazing.Steve is a famous collector and very nice man. Always available to guide you in the museum

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

This has to be the most impressive selection of Toby jugs we have ever seen. It really demonstrates the history and the huge variety in designs and focus of different Tony jug makers.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank drjv75
Reviewed May 11, 2017

This is just the biggest surprise in Evanston, the most wonderful history tour and appreciation of a private collection i think i have ever experienced. The curator is superb, the museum mind boggling and just a thoroughly good event to add to any visitors diary....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Debsiebee
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

A very nice stop in a hidden museum where we could spend some time and have fun with very interesting pieces.

Date of experience: October 2016
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