Thursday, December 30, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Blog-Only Holiday Offer

Oh, there's no place like the Plumbing Museum for the holidays!

Need some last minute stocking stuffers? The Museum gift shop has a special holiday offer that is only available for "Water Closet" readers:

Call us and mention this promotion and get a museum mug and the souvenir T-shirt of your choice for just $25!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gifts from the Plumbing Museum at

Anyone watch WGBH Channel 2?

Help raise money for publicly funded TV programming by bidding on the Plumbing Museum auction item.

The asking price is rising quickly, so act fast!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gobble, Gobble

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and thanks to an Indiana Art Studio, we are happy to share this one-of-a-kind "Turkey Toilet." The Plumbing Museum certainly doesn't have one of these yet...

Happy Thanksgiving from The Plumbing Museum!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Plumbing Museum Goes Hollywood

Take a look inside the Plumbing Museum with this all-new movie!

Special thanks to Kristen Caira and Brian Sullivan for their expert video production.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Meet the Beatles' ...Toilet

In an interesting case of pop culture plumbing, the "loo" of one of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has been sold to the highest bidder. In a recent auction, held in Liverpool, England, one fan spent over $14,000 for a toilet once owned by John Lennon.

Click here to read the article. (Source: Reuters via Comcast News)

(Photo source:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ode to the Commode

The Plumbing Museum is usually not in the business of advertising on behalf of consumer products, but Clorox has begun airing a new commercial that just has to be shared:

Tell us what you think. It's almost as if this ad was made for our site...

Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer Fun in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Travel and Tourism has launched its "Mass99" promotional campaign that features exciting activities under $100.

The Plumbing Museum is proud to offer a Mass99 Deal that includes FOUR Tradesmen memberships for just $99!

Mass99 offers only last through the end of the summer, so sign-up fast! Register for all Summer Deals here and be sure to call us and mention the Mass99 promotion.

Friday, July 16, 2010

A little bit of museum history

Check out this video from New England Cable News featuring interviews with Russ & BJ Manoog, the original founders of the Plumbing Museum.

Hopefully the new museum makes them both just as proud!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Look for us on!

Attention museum fans in the New England area:

Have you been to the Your Town section of Watertown, MA has its own website for local news and stories.

Check it out and you might just see a new ad featuring your friendly, neighborhood Plumbing Museum...

Friday, July 9, 2010

A One of a Kind Urinal...

Recently, a museum staff member was watching the Travel Channel and came across footage of a extremely unique resort in San Luis Obispo, California. The Resort is called The Madonna Inn and features dozens of themed guest rooms and accommodations.

In the so-called "Jungle Room," guests can visit the Men's Room to relieve themselves at a one-of-a-kind Waterfall Urinal.

If only we could get one of these for our museum...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Uncle Sam's Roadside Restroom

If you happen to be passing through Minnesota on your 4th of July holiday weekend, and you're looking for a roadside pit stop, here is a suggestion:

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Bathroom Humor

Who are the "Inglorious Plummers?"

The Academy Award nominated film "Inglorious Basterds" has inspired a variety of online spoofs, including this one which we found on YouTube.

You may recognize the main characters as the world's most popular Plumber (aka Super Mario).

This video is slightly PG-13, so consider yourself warned.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Bathroom Humor

Don't worry...there are working bathrooms at our museum!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Bathroom Humor

Many museum visitors get a good laugh from the bathroom signs from around the world. A friend of the Plumbing Museum suggested we test our bathroom etiquette by playing "The Urinal Game."

Try the game for yourself, by clicking here:

Friday, April 30, 2010

A Look Back at Antique Water Heaters

Three separate museum visitors have told us stories about coin-operated water heating systems found in old homes and buildings. We are curious to find out if anyone else has used or seen these units in various New England locations.

What are your experiences? Add a comment and let us know!

To look back at other types of antique water heaters, click here!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Local Press from Our Loyal Visitors

The Plumbing Museum would like to thank the kids, parents and teachers from Watertown Middle School and Cunniff Elementary School from right here in in our home town.

Earlier this month, representatives from each school toured the museum and published impressive articles in their respective school newspapers.

Check out what the Watertown Middle School wrote here!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

World Plumbing Day is Coming...

March 11, 2010 is World Plumbing Day!

In honor of this celebration, The Plumbing Museum is offering a unique promotion!

Throughout the whole month of March, museum memberships will be $10 OFF.

For $40, you will receive:

-An official membership certificate and ID
-Unlimited Museum Admission
-A complimentary souvenir t-shirt
-A member's-only museum newsletter
-10% off all museum merchandise
-An exclusive invitation to the
"Tradesmen" member's Gala

To take advantage of this enticing offer, call 617-926-2111 and mention the World Plumbing Day Discount! Remember, this offer is available for one month only.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Olympic Aspirations

In honor of the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, we proudly share this one-of-a-kind bathroom that appears in a Japanese coffee shop.

The Plumbing Museum gives it a Gold Medal!

Now On Sale at the Plumbing Museum:

Three exclusive t-shirts are now available for purchase at the Plumbing Museum gift shop. Each shirt is only $20 and all proceeds benefit the non-profit museum fund.

Be sure to pick up a shirt on your next visit!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Be Our Valentine

The museum's Plumbing Trade Journals from the 1920s era are truly works of art. Check out the cover to the Valentine's Day issue from 1927!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Going Where it's Cold

If you're stationed at Patriot Hills Base Camp in Antarctica, these facilities will look familiar.

(Photo from the "Outhouses 2010" calendar - Getty Images)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Bathroom Humor

Happy New Year!

All of us at The Plumbing Museum wish you best of luck in 2010!

Be sure to come visit us soon!