Milwaukee Public Museum announces site of future home near Deer District

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Public Museum announced Friday, Sept. 11, that the site for their new state-of-the-art museum will be located at the northeast corner of 6th and McKinley, very close to Fiserv Forum and the Deer District.

The museum says the location will accommodate their 230,000- square-foot facility inclusive of exhibit space, visitor services, a cafe and retail store, underground parking, collections research and storage, classrooms, an auditorium, event venue space, offices, a small workshop for exhibit maintenance and back-of-house space.

“We are thrilled to announce that we have selected the future home of the Milwaukee Public Museum in a place we know to be ideal for our community and our mission,” said Dr. Ellen Censky, president & CEO of the Milwaukee Public Museum. “For 140 years and through four homes, MPM has been part of this neighborhood. By locating our new home in the historic Haymarket District on McKinley Street, MPM will remain in a part of the city that is close to neighborhoods and is accessible for all, and will continue to have an integral presence in the minds and hearts of our community for generations to come.”

Earlier this month, we learned that the museum's new building will also house the Betty Brinn Children's Museum.

We're still years away from seeing that happen.

Now that the location has been picked, one of the next steps is raising money to buy the land.

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