questions about the eisner


What are the Museum's phone and fax numbers?
The museum's main phone number is 414.847.3290 and our fax number is 414.847.3299.

What are the Museum's hours?
Wednesday 11AM - 5PM
Thursday 11AM - 8PM
Friday 11AM - 5PM
Saturday 12PM - 5PM
Sunday 1PM - 5PM

What is the Museum's admission?
Adults: $5.00
Youth, Seniors (over 55): $3.00
College Students $2.00
Admission is free of charge for museum members and children under 12 who are accompanied by an adult.

How do I get there?
North of downtown Milwaukee, heading SOUTH on I-43:
take the I-794 EAST exit
merge onto I-794 EAST
take the PLANKINTON AVENUE exit
keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp
merge onto EAST ST. PAUL AVENUE
turn RIGHT onto NORTH WATER STREET
2 blocks South, Eisner Museum is on corner of Water Street and Chicago Street

South of downtown Milwaukee, heading NORTH on I-43:
take the I-794 EAST exit
merge onto I-794 EAST
take the PLANKINTON AVENUE exit
keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp
merge onto E ST PAUL AVENUE
turn RIGHT onto NORTH WATER STREET
2 blocks South, Eisner Museum is on corner of Water Street and Chicago Street

West of downtown Milwaukee, heading EAST on I-94:
take the I-794 EAST exit
merge onto I-794 EAST
take the PLANKINTON AVENUE exit
keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp
merge onto E ST PAUL AVENUE
turn RIGHT onto N WATER STREET
2 blocks South, Eisner Museum is on corner of Water Street and Chicago Street


Click here for a street map for the Eisner Museum.

Can I take public transportation to the Museum?
Yes. There are numerous bus and trolley routes available. See the Milwaukee County Transit System webpage or call MCTS at 414-344-6711 to locate the best route for you.

Where should I park?
Cars:
Metered street parking is available or you can park in the structure on the corner of Water Street and Chicago Street.

Buses:
No space is available near the museum for buses. We advise that buses unload on Chicago Street then the driver may use either Summerfest parking (seasonal) or the lake front area for stopping (these options require the driver to stay with the bus).

Does the Museum have discounted rates for group tours?
Yes. Please contact our Program Director via email or via telephone 414-847-3285 for further information and specific group rates.

Is the Museum available for facility rental?
Yes. Please download our facilities rental form or visit our rentals page to learn more about rental opportunities at the Museum. Contact the Program Director at 414.847.3285 for more information, current rates, or to schedule a walk-through.

How do I become a member of the Museum? Are corporate memberships available?
Please follow this link for information on Eisner Museum memberships.

What are the current exhibits?
Please follow this link for information on current exhibits or on-line exhibits.

Does the Museum accept donations?
The Eisner Museum is a non-collecting museum. However, under the discretion of the Executive Director, some items may be accepted. All inquires should be directed the Executive Director. Cash donations are accepted and should be directed to the Development Department at the Eisner Museum.

Are there any volunteer opportunities at the Museum?
There are many possible volunteer opportunities at the Museum to suit a variety of interests. If you are interested in becoming a docent (guiding groups through the exhibits) please contact our Executive Director via email. If you are interested in general volunteer information please contact our Program Director via email.

Is the Museum handicapped accessible?
All exhibits and facilities are wheelchair/stroller accessible. If you have special needs please contact the Program Director via email - or via telephone 414-847-3285.

How can I plan my trip to Milwaukee?
To help you plan your trip to Milwaukee we've put together a helpful list of links. These links are located on the Milwaukee Information page.

What is Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward?
The Eisner is housed in the Historic Third Ward of downtown Milwaukee, WI. This area is Milwaukee's oldest center of commerce and warehousing. It was also the site of Milwaukee's most devastating fire and its most remarkable building efforts.

In 1892 "The Great Third Ward Fire" devastated 16 square blocks of Milwaukee's vital riverfront commerce area. Reconstruction began almost immediately, and within 30 years the bustling and vital commerce district was rebuilt. Designed by local, well-known architects, the neighborhood's buildings have a visual continuity that creates a unique urban expression.

The Historic Third Ward has become a hub for artistic activity and exhibition within Milwaukee and is currently home to nine art galleries, the Skylight Opera Theatre, Theatre X, the Chamber Theatre, Next Act Theatre, and now The Eisner.

For more information about Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward you can visit www.historicthirdward.org. To learn more about other arts and cultural offerings in the Third Ward, visit thirdwardarts.com.

What are some restaurants within walking distance of the Museum?
Along with your visit to The Eisner, enjoy a meal at one of the many Third Ward restaurants and bars. Some of the restaurants within walking distance of the Museum are:

Coquette Cafe - 414.291.2655
316 North Milwaukee Street

Palms Bistro & Bar (414) 298-3000
221 N Broadway

Milwaukee Ale House - 414.226.2337
223 North Water Street

Sauce - 414.224.1480
217 North Broadway

Third Ward Cafe - 414.224.0895
225 East St. Paul Avenue

Bella Caffé - 414.273.5620
189 North Milwaukee Street

Nanakusa Japanese Restaurant - 414.562.4562
408 E. Chicago St.

Italian Community Center - 414.223.2185
631 E. Chicago St.


208 N. WATER STREET, MILWAUKEE WI 53202
P: 414.847.3290