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Victorian Perambulator Museum

 The only Victorian Perambulator museum of its kind in the world offering more than 250 antique baby carriages (perambulators). The world’s largest known collection of early wicker baby and doll carriages. Handmade from natural fibers and fashioned into intricate, ornate designs and distinctive shapes, each carriage is a work of art. Unique displays of pre-1900 children’s sleds, dolls, velocipedes, farm wagons, toys, books, games and many other items are also on exhibit.This truly is a one of a kind museum with two remarkable owners. The owners of the museum, Judy and Janet, are twins who have and are dedicating their lives to the preservation of the Victorian era. Nestled in a tiny town of Jefferson, Ohio .
From 1988 until the present we have experienced over 50,000 visitors worldwide!
Hours of Operation
January – April
By appointment (please call)
(440) 576-9588 
May
Saturdays 11AM – 5PM 
June – August
Wednesdays & Saturdays 11AM – 5PM 
Sept – Dec
Saturdays 11AM – 5PM
Admission
Adults $5.00  Children $4.00
Private Tours
Private tours for groups of 6 or more people are available year round by appointment only. Please call today to schedule your groups private tour (440) 576-9588

About

 

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Pictured (L to R) are Janet Pallo, Genevieve Roach
and Judy Kaminski.
Janet and Judy are owners of the Museum.

 

Truly, The Victorian Perambulator Museum and Art Gallery is a first class one of a kind attraction that showcases the best of the best.  

 

As one enters the doors they find themselves in a state of awe, forgetting the problems of everyday life as they diminish in mid air, and for 60 minutes of bliss all dreams seem achievable.

 

The visitor will witness the amazing talents of past ancestors whom passed down a legacy unsurpassed by todays standards.

 

Voted top pick of select museums in 2013, you understand why, truly nothing compares.

 

Delightful whimsical carriages bring back motifs such as gondolas, swans, peacocks, bring back images of nature’s best, carrousels that urge you to jump on, displays with their nostalgic touch encouraging one to say WOW!!  I wish I could dream on forever.  The Christmas Room entices all to believe in Santa.  The paintings throughout whisper their secrets, and force the phrase, “what’s next?”  Toys that dare you to say, “Come play with me,”  books that make you a believer. 

 

After experiencing 15 amazing rooms the visitor often hesitates leaving until one last look.

 

Visitors are anxious to mention, “I can’t wait to bring my family, or friends for an unforgettable adventure.”  

Our Goals
  • To maintain the highest quality collection in the world.
  • To provide our visitors with the best possible experience.
  • To enhance the cultural quality of the county in which our museum is located.

 

Carriages

Here is a small sampling of over 250 Victorian Antique Carriages that you will be able to see when you tour the museum.
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Dolls & Doll Houses

Here is a sample of a few of the dolls you will see when you visit our Museum

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Paintings

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The Victorian Perambulator Museum and internationally recognized artist, Art Fronckowiak showcased the first exhibition of “CARRIAGES IN NATURE” in 2005. The exhibit consisted of six (6) original paintings combining carriages in their natural surroundings. The subjects in nature included the Beauty in Flight, Crimson Glory, Mirror Image, Sea Breeze, Venetian Splendor & Peacock Lane.

In 2007 the second exhibition of “CARRIAGES IN NATURE” were revealed. This exhibit consisted of seven (7) more original paintings. The subjects Bon Voyage, Knob Hill, Sunday Stroll,Old Glory, Thundering Niagara, Home for the Holiday & Dreams Do Come True.

The artist giclee’s and prints are available at the Museum along with postcards and calendars based on the paintings.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Art Fronckowiak was voted Best Florida Artist in 1995 and named to Who’s Who in American Art in 1997, Fronckowiak’s distinctive style and technique is immediately recognized. His work has received wide recognition, numerous awards and has been exhibited extensively.
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