United States


Maine: The Old Iron Inn Bed & Breakfast in Caribou houses the collection of Kate & Kevin McCartney. They have more than 500 irons and iron-shaped trivets on display, plus a significant resource library. Be sure to read So THAT'S why it's called The Old Iron Inn!

Minnesota: PITCA member Arnie Stein is the proud owner of more than 3,000 irons, some dating back to the early 1700s. Arnie's Iron Museum is located near Morris and tours are available by appointment only. For more information, call Arnie Stein at 320-589-2249. Video courtesy of WCCO-CBS Minnesota, 11/19/2017

Vermont: The Variety House at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne displays over 200 of the finest trivets from the 2100+  piece William Paley Trivet Collection, the largest museum display of its kind in the United States. The Paley Trivets are displayed in the Yellow Hatbox Room within the Variety Unit.

Colorado: Lee Maxwell's Washing Machine Museum in Eaton is in the Guinness Book of Records. Maxwell is the author of the book “Save Women’s Lives ~ History of Washing Machines”. Article: Collecting Antique Washing Machines.  And check out the Video below!


England: The Horniman Museum & Gardens in London has a wonderful collection of Mangle Boards.

Germany: Website of Marie - Luise and Günter Zimmer where they display their collections of Irons, Trivets and Ceramic figurines. Click on the UK flag in the upper right to translate text to English.

Germany: The Suttka Family Website shares over 1350 sad irons, trivets and other items.

Romania: PITCA member Ion Chirescu established the Museum of Romanian Records in Bucharest. This museum houses the world’s largest collections of corkscrews, pressing irons, and trivets. Check out the information at his website. And this video showcases some of his rare and beautiful irons. 

Spain: Pierre Lachnowicz maintains a dynamic website featuring his collection: ColeccionDePlanchasAntiquas. He also exhibits 2,000 ironing related artifacts in the building of the Ancient Sugar Mill of Torre del Mar. Enjoy this video which will tour you through his museum.