The Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums pursues excellence in regional and mining history.  We are located at the eastern end of Platteville’s Historic District. Visit us to tour of the 1845 Bevans Lean Mine, ride in a 1931 mine train (weather permitting), and learn about the local history of Platteville and lead and zinc mining of the Upper Mississippi Valley.


Classic Toy Train Exhibit 2016

Join us for a celebration of classic toy trains as the East Room at the Museums fills with toy train this February.  This exhibit features two large operating 8’ by 28’ platforms; one with a standard gauge layout and one with an O gauge layout.  You’ll see both original and reproduction engines, cars, and accessories.

Bring your own O gauge engine and run it on the museum’s layout.  Young engineers can try out the wood floor trains and build with Lincoln logs in the expanded play area.

This exhibit is free to the public and is open Saturday February 6, Sunday, February 7, Saturday, February 13, and Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.


Hours & Admission

Admission is free for Jamison Museum Association Members year-round.  

In Season: May through October

Open daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm  (The last mine tour leaves at 4:00 pm)
Adults: $10.00
Seniors: $8.50
Children 5-17: $5.00
Children under 5: Free
Family Rate: $27 (up to two adults and two or more dependent children)
In season admission includes the underground mine, head frame, train ride (weather permitting), and exhibits galleries.

Off Season: November through April

Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday
Adults and Seniors: $5.00
Children 5-17: $2:00
Children under 5: Free
Off season admission includes the exhibits galleries only. Group tours of the mine are available by appointment only.  


The Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums are managed by the City of Platteville's Museum Department.  

405 E. Main St./P.O. Box 780
Platteville, WI  53818
(608) 348-3301
museums@platteville.org