| The information below should answer some of your basic questions about the museum. Please use the links to the right to explore our site.
- Location: The museum is housed in a 110 year old restored building in the small town of Sadorus. It is about 3 hours South of Chicago and 12 miles South of Champaign-Urbana (The University of Illinois campus).
- Hours: From May 1 to November 30, The Museum is open only on Saturdays from 11:00 to 4:30 and by appointment.
Remember, we are a private non-profit group, and our funding is limited, so our hours are, too!
The museum is closed from December 1 to April 30 EXCEPT by appointment. Appointments do not involve any additional fees to the normal admission costs!
To arrange a visit by appointment, please call 217-398-1998. It is always best to call ahead to ensure the museum is open. As a private
family operated museum, the occasional obligation prevents regular operation. We appreciate your understanding!
- Admission: Admission to the museum is $5.00 per person. Sorry - No discounts.
- Donations: One of the reasons we are able to showcase such an amazing collection is the generosity of our patrons.
As a 501C3 non-profit corporation, we can accept donations ranging from a 7 foot long clipper ship that arrived last fall to
grants and gifts. As our focus is on the art of ship modelling, we prefer models, but related maritime items will be
considered and treated with care if accepted. Currently, we are focusing on a few areas in preparation for future exhibits, including:
Vintage steamship posters and logs, old maritime albums, nautical paintings, seascapes, maritime artifacts, movie props, Navy service records,
Naval and maritime photographs, and, of course, models.
If you are interested in discusing a donation, please email
Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Charles at (217) 352-1672