The Beller Museum

The Beller Museum, Romeoville: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, The Beller Museum Reviews: 5/5

The Beller Museum
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The museum strives to showcase products of Detroit's (Ford's) heyday; demonstrating that they were marvelous tools for hard working people everywhere; involved in the building and expanding of our newly industrialized society. The Museum houses numerous collections of vehicles, tools, parts and information designed to tell stories of how cars and trucks not only served their original owners, but often evolved through several "lives". The vehicles include restored, original preserved, repurposed, well worn and end of service examples. Many of the displayed vehicles are presented as they were found at the end of their useful life - some even beyond that, as in the displays of farm machinery created from the parts of earlier trucks and cars. As a noted authority on the subject, The Museum also houses an extensive library of books and other "paper" relating to cars and trucks from the 1920's thru the 1950's.
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John F
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Best Part of the Collection is the Enthusiastic Staff!
Aug 2019
We emailed in advance and made an appointment for a tour, as the web site offered. We arrived and met Terry, who gave us a curated tour of the collection. What a fabulous collection! If you're a lover of classic Fords, this is the place to go. They've got an incredible collection of Fords, especially 1932 models. It seems they have one (or actually several) of every model ever build in 1932, including trucks. Terry is knowledgeable about the cars, and really enjoys showing them off. His enthusiasm is infectious. The collection ranges from parts to frames, bodies, sheet metal, and engines. You can really do a 'deep dive' and get into the history and mechanicals of 1930s era Fords, or just enjoy the collection. This is not a general purpose museum for the casual visitor, but is for folks seriously interested in cars!
Written August 23, 2019
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fugio87
Downers Grove, IL1 contribution
The hidden jewel of antique car lover's experience
Jul 2018 • Family
This Beller collection and museum is the best antique auto experience around. The tour area and tour guide knowledge shown are outstanding. Many limited edition types, cars, trucks and even fire engines.
Written July 31, 2018
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Kim S
Chicago, IL16 contributions
Excellent!!
Jun 2018 • Family
My 5yr old & I stopped in for a tour & it was excellent!! I was so intrigued with the cars and our guide was so knowledgeable which made it even better!! It was very interesting to see how cars have evolved over the years. Very nice collection of Fords. I can’t wait to take my Dad here, he’s really into cars & repairing them so I’m sure he will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed it. Local gem & well worth the visit!!
Written June 18, 2018
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Lindy1952
Romeoville, IL25 contributions
/It's all about the cars
Aug 2017
If your a car buff or into antique cars - you gotta stop here Spend a few hours just taking in the craftsmanship on the cars of yesterday
Written February 4, 2018
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tjo6684
Chicago, IL1 contribution
We were among about 18 guests that were given a tour of the museum.
Jul 2017 • Couples
Mr. and Mrs. Beller greeted us with a wonderful introduction about themselves and their museum. It was a very interesting and casual guided tour of the whole museum as Mr. Beller took us through his early interest in cars, all the way through the present including how he logs each and every ad and article about any car (mostly Fords) that was ever in a magazine from the first car ad up to the fifties. That alone is remarkable and a huge priceless chronicle of the American automobile. There are many one of a kind examples of early Fords. There is also a huge collection of pieces of early (mostly) Ford hoods, wheels, frames and many other parts of the automobile, all neatly organized and documented. The whole museum is very clean and any group can walk through the different areas of the museum with no problem. Mr. and Mrs. Beller are so nice and accommodating, this is a must see for anyone who wants to learn some interesting facts from a literal genius on the American autimobile industry.
Written July 23, 2017
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PROF_CONSULTANT
Chicagoland378 contributions
EXCELLENT HISTORY of ALL VERSIONS OF THE FORD MODEL A
Mar 2016 • Couples
A very non-descript warehouse of about 75 vehicles in various stages of restoration. Interesting history as to how the owner acquired all these vehicles, spare parts, and advertising documentation and trade hournals. A MUST-SEE if you are a car person or into Model A's. A good collection to see how adaptive the Model A was for various roles from cars to truck platforms.
Written March 14, 2016
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Linda G
Cranford, NJ130 contributions
Terrific auto museum
Mar 2014 • Family
We had a tour by the owner, Jordon, who does tours by appointment only. He and his wife spent their lifetimes collecting old/original cars and trucks. It is an amazing experience to hear about the history of these antique cars and how the Bellers obtained them. If you like cars, you will love touring these vehicles and hearing the history.
Written March 16, 2014
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