Museum Department - City of Platteville
405 E. Main Street, P. O. Box 780
Platteville, Wisconsin 53818-0780
Telephone (608) 348-3301



    The Mining Museum and Rollo Jamison Museum are located side by side at the eastern end of Platteville's Downtown Historic District. The museums include an underground tour of the 1845 Bevans Lead Mine, a ride in a 1931 mine train aboveground, and exhibits on Platteville, area history and especially the history of lead and zinc mining in the Upper Mississippi Valley.
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Mine Tours

Beginning May 1 the museum and the mine will be open daily 9:00 until 5:00. The last mine tour starts at 4:00.

This year's new exhibit in East Display will be Platteville at War. Upstairs in the Rollo Jamison Museum we're putting together a new medical exhibit.

The Mining Museum and Rollo Jamison Museum is a Blue Star Museums.

Blue Star Museums is a program that offers free admission from Memorial Day through  Labor Day for active-duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members.) Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve Members.

Director - Diana Bolander
Curator - Stephanie Saager-Bourret
Education Coordinator - Mary Huck

For more information  contact:
     City of Platteville Museum Department
     405 East Main Street, P.O. Box 780
     Platteville, WI 53818-0780
     (608) 348-3301

The Rountree Gallery, located on the second floor of the Mining Museum building, features work by area artists. Admission to the gallery is free during posted hours. Call 608-348-6719 or email for more information.