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Charles Allis Art Museum

Charles Allis Art Museum

Designed by prominent Milwaukee architect Alexander Eschweiler for Charles Allis — the first president of Allis-Chalmers — and his wife Sarah in 1911, this Tudor-style mansion and art collection was built with the purpose of bequeathing it to the public to delight, educate and inspire. The permanent collection features 19th-century French and American paintings, Chinese and Japanese porcelains, Renaissance bronzes, Japanese netsuke, and original furnishings. Curated exhibitions are mounted several times each year along with a variety of other arts programming.


Charles Allis Art Museum

1801 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202


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Accessibility Information



The Charles Allis Art Museum is an early 20th-century mansion located in Milwaukee’s densely populated East Side neighborhood. The museum does not have onsite parking. Street parking is available, but can be limited due to the densely populated area. Please be aware of posted city parking regulations.

Public Transit (

From the North
Milwaukee County Transit bus routes 30 and 30x stop at Royall Place. Walk a half block east on Royall Place to the museum entrance. The Gold Line Express stops at Brady Street. Walk one block north to Royall Place. Turn right and the museum entrance is in the middle of the block on the left.

From the South
Milwaukee County Transit bus routes 30 and 30x stop on Prospect Avenue across from the museum at Royall Place. The Gold Line Express stops one block south of the museum at Brady Street.

From the West 
There are two options. Milwaukee County Transit bus route 21 stops at North Avenue and Cambridge Avenue. Turn right onto Cambridge Avenue and walk four blocks south. Turn left on Royall Place. The museum is four blocks to the east, on the left. The total walk is just over a half-mile. Or, take route 21 to North Avenue and Farwell Avenue. Take a right around the corner onto Farwell, and transfer to routes 30 or 30X. Stop at Royall Place. Cross the street and walk half a block east. The museum is on your left.


Wednesday | 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday | 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday | 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Special events occasionally affect these hours.

The museum is closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day.

Enter the museum through the coach-house door on the Royall Place driveway.


$10 Adults

$7 Seniors (65+ w/ID)

$7 Students and Active Military

Free for children 12 and under

Free on the first Wednesday of the month

Free for members

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