Austin, MN (KROC AM News) - Hormel Foods opened its new Spam Museum Friday.

The original museum opened at a different site in 1991.

The new building is located in downtown Austin. It’s about the same size as the original building and includes some of the exhibits from the first museum.

“We are excited to open the SPAM® Museum in downtown Austin and share this new, interactive experience with SPAM fans across the globe,” said Nicole L. Behne, marketing director, Grocery Products at Hormel Foods.

“As we prepare to celebrate the 125th anniversary of our company in Austin, throughout the country and the world, this new SPAM Museum will be a great way for people to connect with the iconic SPAM products and Hormel Foods.”

Hormel introduced SPAM in 1937 and has sold billions of cans of the meat around the world since then.

The SPAM Museum is located at 101 3rd Avenue NE and is open seven days a week.

SPAM Museum - photo from Hormel Foods
SPAM Museum - photo from Hormel Foods

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