Skip to main content

American Toby Jug Museum

Address

910 Chicago Ave.

Neighborhood

Evanston

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available

Description

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 founded by lifelong jug connoisseur Stephen M. Mullins, who passed away in 2019.

Visitor Experience

Discover this little-known enormous and delightful collection of Toby jugs.