The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am until 4:30pm and Sunday 1pm until 4:30pm. The shop hours are the same.
The museum is located at 165 North Park Avenue in Neenah, Wisconsin. From US 41, exit Main Street. Drive east until you see Lake Winnebago, turn left onto North Park Avenue. The museum is directly across the street from The Rocket at Riverside Park.
People of all ages are welcome at the museum, of course children do need to be supervised. Child visitors can participate in hands-on activities created especially for them to experience art on their own terms.
Of course, the glass paperweights are our stellar and primary collection that are always on view, however we do have the Germanic glass drinking vessel collection from the 16th-19th centuries, a Victorian glass basket collection, and a growning contemporary glass collection. In addition, we offer a schedule of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. We have a great view of Lake Winnebago, too.
Admission to the museum is free, donations are appreciated and essential to our operations.
Engage, Excite, and Educate our regional and global audiences using our world-renowned glass paperweights, glass collections and temporary exhibitions.
The museum has a wonderful gift shop filled with glass gifts of every shape and size to fit any price range. All museum proceeds directly support museum programming, and so when you shop at the museum you Shop with a Purpose. You are supporting the arts and all the great work we do for our community.
The museum is not operated by the City of Neenah. A private foundation, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Inc., employs the staff, cares for the collections and maintains the physical building. The City of Neenah does own the physical building.
The museum Bergstroms, John Nelson and Evangeline, did not have any children. John Nelson and Evangeline Bergstrom are the great uncle and aunt of the brothers that own Bergstrom Automotive of Neenah.
In FY 2012, 81% of the budget was spend on delivering programs and services, 15% of administrative costs and 4% on fundraising.