To the Milan Museum!

The historic Village of Milan is the birthplace of Thomas A. Edison and recognized by the National Trust as a Distinctive Destination. Visitors to the Milan Museum will learn a history rich in progress and creativity. Milestones in both history and invention are displayed in the history galleries. The new glass galleries explore European and American glass from the earliest piece in the collection of Roman glass through the works of contemporary, local artists. The Milan Museum offers a day exploring historic buildings, filled with engaging exhibits and hands-on activities. Special events and programs for the whole family all year!

“Nurtured in this little village of Milan, was that inquisitive young Thomas ‘Al’ Edison whose discoveries probably made the greatest impact on the world of any inventor in history.”


February – May
Friday – Sunday 1-5pm
June, July & August
Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 1-5pm
September – December
Friday – Sunday 1-5pm



Adults $7 Seniors $6 Children 5-17: $5 Children 4 and under are FREE Family Passes: $20 includes 2 Adults and up to 3 Children


January 1st, 1970
Starts at 12:00 am






M3 Museum Pass

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With the M3 Pass, the entire family gains admission to 3 popular museum for a total of only $45 – a great value for families. Visit the Merry-Go-Round Museum, Sandusky Maritime Museum and Milan Museum with one pass. Available for purchase in the Milan Museum Gift Shop.

Winter Hot Cocoa Warm-up

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Bring the whole family down to The Milan Museum on Saturday, January 20, 2018 to enjoy a winter warm-up of hot cocoa and cookies while making a winter snow globe!

Sessions run from 10 am until 2 pm.  The cost is $15 and includes all materials needed and festive treats!  Please call 419-499-2968 for more information and to reserve your spot today!  Registration deadline: Thursday, January 18, 2018.


Shamrock Shenanigans

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Need some extra luck to come your way? Then come to the Milan Museum and create a festive, shamrock sand art container!  Three sessions from 10-2 on Saturday, February 24, 2018 in the Museum General Store.  $15.00 registration fee includes everything to make your shamrock and festive treats.  Please call 419-499-2968 to register by Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Tumble into Spring

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Tumble into spring on March 24, 2018 and decorate a personalized, reusable plastic tumbler and build a house for spring bunnies!  $15 registration fee includes tumbler, bunny house supplies, and festive treats!  Call 419.499.2968 to register.

International Museum Day

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The Milan Museum will celebrate International Museum Day 2018 on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   The Museum will offer free admission, along with a Folk Art Frenzy!  Paint your own version of a folk art masterpiece and see it hung in the Galpin Mini-Masters Gallery!  All activities are free along with free admission to the Museum.

Imagination Station – Energy Festival

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2018 – TBA

The History of Brewing in Milan

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The Milan Museum is featuring the temporary exhibit, The History of Brewing in Milan, on display in the Welcome Center through December 17, 2017. Visit the Gift Shop to purchase limited-edition reproductions and Milan Brewing Company merchandise!

Pumpkin Palooza

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The Milan History Museum will be hosting the Annual Pumpkin Palooza on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 5-7 pm.

Enjoy pumpkin decorating, art activities, scavenger hunts, pumpkin bowling, costume contests, caramel apples and much more!  This year Pumpkin Palooza begins at 5:00 pm with the costume contest at 5:30 and an outdoor movie at 7:00 pm!!!!! All activities are FREE!!!!

Costume Contest:
The costume contest begins at 5:30 for children of all ages.

Call 419-499-2968 for details.

Gobble Till You Wobble

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  • Published February 16, 2015
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Create your own burlap place-mat for your Thanksgiving feast simply by using burlap, paint, letter stencils, and your hand-print! Pair this with a color-your-own Thanksgiving tumbler (provided) and you will be ready to gobble! This is a great event for the whole family. Saturday, November 4, 2017 with three sessions.

$15 cost includes all materials, extra goodies and seasonal treats. Pre-register by Thursday, November 2, 2017. Don’t forget to tour the Museum and try out the Turkey Scavenger Hunt!

Gingerbread Workshop

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The Milan Museum will be hosting its Annual Gingerbread House Workshop on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in the Lockwood, Smith &Co. General Store.

Sessions run 60 minutes long and start at 10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 3 PM.

You must register by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017 by calling 419-499-2968.

Price: $15 per gingerbread house kit

Each entry will receive:

  • 1 Gingerbread House Kit
  • 1 Holiday Ornament
  • Unlimited Hot Cocoa and seasonal treats

Pictures with Santa

Santa Claus will be in Milan Museum’s General Store on December 2, 2017 from 11 AM-12 PM and 2 PM-3 PM. Have your Christmas list ready and deliver it to Santa yourself!




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