National Museum of Ship Models and Sea History
|Location||201 S. Market St.|
|Coordinates||39°58′01″N 88°20′39″W / 39.966872°N 88.344187°W|
|Website||National Museum of Ship Models and Sea History|
The National Museum of Ship Models and Sea History is a private non-profit museum, located in Sadorus, Illinois. It features ship models from around the world and throughout history.
Recent exhibits include a 27-foot model of the RMS Queen Mary made entirely out of one million toothpicks. The collection includes ship models from the movies Tora! Tora! Tora!, Cleopatra, and Ben-Hur as well as from the television series Tugboat Annie Sails Again.
The museum is open on Saturdays (11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Saturdays from April 1 to November 30; also by appointment, including through the winter holidays.
In the press
The museum was featured in a 2005 Chicago Tribune cover story.
Reid, Tony. “Sadorus Man and the Sea.” Herald & Review (Decatur, IL), 10 May 2010. Accessed through EBSCOhost. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
- Official website of the National Museum of Ship Models and Sea History
- ^ "National Museum of Ship Models and Sea History". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
- ^ "Sadorus museum crammed full of maritime history with models, texts, much more". News Gazette. Retrieved 22 December 2016.