The World’s Largest Collection of Angels can be found along U.S. 51/Pleasant Street in downtown Beloit. Collector Joyce Berg, who tends to wear an angel costume when she shows visitors around, amassed this collection over the years: over 6,000 of them… and counting.
Angels aren’t all porcelain figurines, by the way; some are made out of glass, copper, acrylic, and even unusual material like spaghetti. Some of the angels are cartoon devils, brides and grooms, and after Oprah Winfrey’s donation of 700 African-American angels in 2010, it further diversified.
The Angel Museum opened in 1998 in the former St. Paul’s Catholic Church, which was built in 1914. Two 100-pound concrete angels guard the entrance, and the church’s original stained glass windows have been well-preserved.
The Angel Museum is located right on U.S. 51/Pleasant Street in downtown Beloit; Highway 81 crosses a few blocks to the north, Highway 213 is across the river, and I-39, 43, and 90 are just a few miles to the east.
Closed Sunday through Wednesday
The Museum is generally closed from December 22nd until March; call 608-362-9099 for details during that time of year.
656 Pleasant Street
Beloit, WI 53511