Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours

Check out our virtual tour of the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums!

Check out our virtual tour of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums!

Take a Virtual Tour of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums!

Take a virtual tour of our 1845 Bevans Underground Lead Mine!

Explore the 1845 Bevans Lead Mine located right in the Museums' backyard. This mine is said to have produced over one million pounds of lead in the first year it was open. There are still traces of lead visible in the mine today.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Underground Bevans Mine!

RJM exhibits

Visit the expansive one-man collection of folk historian Rollo Jamison. Rollo dedicated his life to collecting everything from hair wreaths to bull halters, and arrowhead. The Museums are privileged to preserve his legacy and his vision through these exhibits.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Rollo Jamison Exhibits!

Lawn

Explore the exterior spaces of the Museums' 3-acre campus including our backyard that features historical farming and mining equipment, gardens, and a playground!

Take a Virtual Tour of Our Exterior Spaces!

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Become a member!

Annual Membership Benefits:

  • Unlimited FREE admission to museum galleries and grounds
  • Unlimited FREE guided Mine Tours (May-October)
  • Unlimited FREE Train Rides (May-October)
  • Invitations to FREE member events such as Holiday Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides and the Friends Annual Meeting & Program
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Museums Newsletter and email updates
  • Recognition in Newsletter
Explore our mining exhibits and learn about the historical lead and zinc mining roots of Platteville

Explore the mining exhibit and learn about the historical lead and zinc mining roots of Platteville. Includes the African American Lead Miners in Wisconsin exhibit that was awarded the 2019 Beselme-Orrell Mining Heritage Award by the Mining History Association. 

Take a Virtual Tour of the Mining Exhibit!

Take a look around the hoist house!

Visit the headframe and see the hoist that transported miners and cans of ore in and out of the mine. Travel upstairs to see how mineral ore was separated from waste rock using grizzly bars.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Hoist House!

Virtual School Field Trip

This new experience for students in the Fourth Grade and higher includes a 25-minute video tour of the Bevans Lead Mine together with an introductory presentation, a fully illustrated glossary of vocabulary, encyclopedic "The Rest of the Story" book of chapters, and lots of optional fun hands-on exercises. Contact us for rates and access to this password-protected complete curriculum.

This new experience for students in the Fourth Grade and higher includes a 25-minute video tour of the Bevans Lead Mine together with an introductory presentation, a fully illustrated glossary of vocabulary, encyclopedic "The Rest of the Story" book of chapters, and lots of optional fun hands-on exercises. Contact us for rates and access to this password-protected complete curriculum.

Join us for a virtual school field trip experience!

Check out our full calendar of events!

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HOURS

Book your self-guided two-hour museum tours and train ride (weather permitting) here.

 

HOURS:

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | July 1 - October 31

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