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American Toby Jug Museum


910 Chicago Ave.




Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: 9am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available


Once common in pubs and taverns across Europe and America, Toby jugs are glazed clay or porcelain drinking vessels in the guise of jovial characters and historical figures. Created in mid-1700s England, they spread across France, Germany, America, and other parts of the world by the end of the 19th Century. This collection of Toby jugs is the largest in the world, numbering over 8,000, and is housed in a museum run by lifelong jug connoisseur Stephen M. Mullins.

Behind the Scenes

Discover this little-known enormous collection of Toby jugs.