The UW Madison Physics Department welcomes you to the L.R. Ingersoll Museum!

Established in 1918

Our museum is a Free public venue and is open to all visitors (M-F) from 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.
   For changes to our hours, please refer to either News page or the Calendar.

The L.R. Ingersoll Physics Museum is free to public and runs on donations.  Our exhibits give you a "hands-on" experience of physical concepts ranging from mechanics to modern physics in a demonstrational kid-friendly environment.
In conjunction to our museum, you can find historical instruments and photos of  the Nobel Prize Winners in Physics from 1901-1993 on display along the corridors of Chamberlin Hall.

No reservation is required to visit.
However we do schedule guided tours for groups.

For general information and scheduling a tour;
Steve Narf - Instructional Program Manager and Museum Manager
(608) 262-3898 or at


For large groups, other campus venues, and logistics; 
Campus and Visitor Relations
(608) 265-9500 or


The physics museum is located at the University of Wisconsin - Madison campus in Chamberlin Hall, at 1150 University Avenue.

(The corner of University Ave. and Charter St.)