"Cranes Museum is one of the most interesting and fun places to take your family."
- Brandon
Columbia Missouri
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Welcome to Crane's Museum & Shoppes!

If you ever have the chance to visit Crane's Museum in Williamsburg, MO, you will find that big things come in small packages. Joe Crane comes from a family of store keepers and educators (he is a retired school principal) and says that his family didn't collect things; they just had a lot of stuff. Well, you should see all the stuff!

History of Crane's

The Crane Family moved to the Williamsburg area in 1828 and has only moved about 7 miles in all that time. Joe's family members would take an interest in a certain item and end up with quite a collection. Arrowheads, dolls, general store items such as tobacco tags and biscuit tins, farm implements, Victorian furnishings, and antique cars are only a few categories of interesting items that can be found in the museum. Original land grants are housed in the museum as well.

Crane's Hook Rug

Crane's Mission

Crane's Museum was built with one purpose in mind: To educate its visitors about Missouri's Regional History. Mrs. Crane is also a retired educator and the combination of Marlene's and Joe's knowledge creates an experience for the visitor that is unlike any other museum you will visit. When you book a Museum Banquet, Mr. Crane will speak to you personally about the area and the history of Williamsburg and Callaway County.

Crane's Museum in the News

Crane's Museum was voted 3rd Best in Offbeat Attraction
Sep 25, 2008
Crane's Museum was voted 3rd Best in Offbeat Attractions in 2007 by the readers of Rural Missouri Magazine.

See What's Happening at Crane's Museum

Crane's Museum was voted 3rd Best in Offbeat Attractions in 2007 by the readers of Rural Missouri Magazine. Walk through the doors of Crane's Museum and you will see why!
Front of Crane's Museum