The Neville Public Museum

Generations Gallery

For over a century this museum has collected and preserved history.

From fossils to footballs, explore our vast collection through a variety of themes and the stories of the people of Northeast Wisconsin. 

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How Did We Get Here?

The Neville Public Museum began over a century ago, in 1915, with a small exhibit organized by the former Green Bay Art Club in the downtown Kellogg Library. The exhibit was very popular and quickly outgrew its basement room.  

By 1927, thanks to the generous support of the Neville family, a new Museum was built — the Neville Public Museum. The exhibits and rapidly growing collections quickly outgrew this building, too.   

In a community-wide show of support, Brown County voters approved a tax levy in 1980 to fund the construction of a new Museum building. The current Neville Public Museum building opened in 1983.



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Museum Hours

Sun: Noon-5pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: Noon-8pm
Wed: 9am-5pm
Thu: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: 9am-5pm


First Wednesday of every month: 9am-8pm*
*With free admission for Brown County residents with proof of residency