• About the Museum


  • The National Museum of Industrial History is located on the Steelstacks campus on the former Bethlehem Steel site.  The museum houses over 200 artifacts from across the world, telling the tale of America's industrial might and the evolution of industry over time.

    Our main gallery, featuring 21 artifacts on loan from Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, includes massive machinery and amazing history.  See a 115-ton Corliss steam engine, a 20 foot tall steam hammer, and learn what the life of a factory worker was like in the early 1900s.  Bring the family and enjoy a day in picturesque South Bethlehem, with its many restaurants, art establishments, and other activities to enrich your experience.


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Hours:

Open 10am to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday

Artifact Spotlight: Bethlehem Steel Mining Logs

Artifact Spotlight: Bethlehem Steel Mining Logs

NMIH regularly receives amazing artifacts from companies, individual donors, and various sources across the country.  One such set of  artifacts are these amazing logs that detail the daily life of one of Bethlehem Steel’s mining operations in Amapa, Brazil.  While many in Bethlehem don’t realize that the company had large steelmaking facilities across the country, ...

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Restoration Highlight: 1941 Bethlehem Steel Whitcomb Narrow Gauge Locomotive

Restoration Highlight: 1941 Bethlehem Steel Whitcomb Narrow Gauge Locomotive

The National Museum of Industrial History has been working to restore Bethlehem Steel’s Bethlehem Plant narrow gauge locomotive #7, which is now in operating condition on the 3’ gauge tracks in front of the museum. ...

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Upcoming Events


  • 07

    Feb, 2020

  • Charter Arts Creativity Fair

    February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    What is creativity? Join the Charter Arts Production Arts Department as they explore the concepts of the creative process and invite

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  • 09

    Feb, 2020

  • Family TinkerTime for All Ages

    February 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    NMIH hosts the new Family TinkerTime the second Sunday of each month from 11AM-1PM. Tinker together with activities designed for full

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