St. James, Missouri: Vacuum Cleaner Museum (In Transition)

Traced the rise of the modern vacuum cleaner through over 750 vintage machines (The adjacent vacuum cleaner factory made the Air Force One vacuum for George W. Bush). Closed April 27, 2019; owner hopes to relocate the collection.
Directions:
In the basement of the Tacony Manufacturing Plant. I-44 exit 195, south on Jefferson St., turn left on St. James Blvd, then left on Springfield Rd, then right on Industrial Drive.
Hours:
Museum closed April 27, 2019. (Call to verify)
Phone:
866-444-9004
Status:
In Transition

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Presidential vacuum cleaner.

Vacuum Cleaner Museum

On Friday, April 27, the Vacuum Cleaner Museum closed. But while the location will no longer hold this unique collection, it is not the end. The owner of the collection is planning on reopening it to the public at a different location at some point. Hopefully it will reopen soon for all vacuum enthusiasts.

[Steven Emmons, 05/05/2019]
Vacuum Cleaner Museum

This is a free museum for people who are curious about the history of vacuums. It's really well done. The guy working there definitely has a genuine passion for vacuum cleaners.

[Rebecca Hildebrandt, 04/03/2019]

The museum began as the private collection of the late Stan Kann, and has continued under the stewardship of fellow vacuum enthusiast Tom Gasko. He does indeed love vacuums.

Vacuum Museum

Vacuum Museum and Factory Tour

It was really cool to see the start of the vacuum cleaner. The museum was set up in decades and they had tons of different vacuums in the rooms, and "Did you know?" tips on the walls. The gentlemen that was working was extremely knowledgable about every era. Very helpful. My kids loved it too. We spent an hour there; I thought it would take 10 mins, but it was worth it!

[Chelsea, 07/11/2013]
Vacuum Museum & Factory Outlet

It's a vacuum museum set up inside with vacuums in rooms decorated like different decades, starting in 1900. It's kind of cool that they have the advertisements for the vacuums on the walls. I got to see a vacuum my grandma used when I was a kid.

We couldn't get a tour of the factory upstairs when we were there, but they do that when it's open.

[Veronica, 03/02/2011]

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