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 our backyard! This mine is said to have produced over 1 million pounds of lead in the first year it was open. There's still traces of lead visible down there today!

Take a Virtual Tour of the Underground Mine!

RJM exhibits

Come check out Rollo Jamison's expansive collection! Rollo dedicated his life to collecting and 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 our exterior spaces on our 3-acre campus including our backyard that features historical pieces of local farming and mining equipment, our gardens, and the playground!

Take a Virtual Tour of Our Exterior Spaces!

Virtual Events

Miners Ball Raffle FB Event

Check out our 2020 "no-show" miners ball featuring a video explaining the significance of this event and its connection to the historic roots of Platteville!

2020 Miners Ball

Virtual Heritage Day

Check out the presentations and activities held during our 2020 virtual heritage day! 

2020 Heritage Day

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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 our mining exhibit and learn about the historical lead and zinc mining roots of Platteville

Take a Virtual Tour of the Mining Exhibit Spaces!

Take a look around the hoist house!

Come check out the building replica that contains a hoist that transported miners and cans of ore in and out of the mine. The hoist house was also used for separating mineral ore from waste rock as well as a break room for miners!

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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