• About the Museum


  • Housed in the former Electric Repair Shop of the Bethlehem Steel plant site on the vibrant SteelStacks arts & culture campus, the National Museum of Industrial History interprets industry past, present and future through dynamic exhibits, hands-on interactives and engaging programs. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the stories of the people, machines and ideas that transformed our nation through a rich collection of rare artifacts including the esteemed 1876 Smithsonian Industrial collection.

    Bring your family to the Smithsonian Affiliate in your neighborhood and explore lively South Bethlehem including the iconic Bethlehem Steel Blast Furnaces, Hoover Mason Trestle, unique retail shops, restaurants and more.

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Hours:

Open 10am to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday

PLEASE NOTE: NMIH IS CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT ON 9/17/2022

In the News

Museum Receives Grant to Digitize Bethlehem Steel Photo Collection

The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) is pleased to share the launch of its Bethlehem Steel Corporation online photo archives which were recently digitized through generous grant funding from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission(PHMC) Historical & Archival Records Care Grants program. These awards aim to improve the presentation of historically valuable original records ...
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Community Volunteer Honored for Outstanding Contributions to National Museum of Industrial History

BETHLEHEM, PA. – The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) is pleased to share that volunteer Anne Evans was honored with a 2022 Northampton County Outstanding Seniors Award on June 2nd, 2022. Presented by the Advisory Council of the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging, this award honors individuals who have contributed their time and ...
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Upcoming Events


  • 07

    Oct, 2022

  • First Friday at Banana Factory

    October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    NMIH will be presenting a forging demonstration on the East Terrace at Banana Factory during First Friday as a lead up

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  • 15

    Oct, 2022

  • Steel Weekend & Steelworkers Reunion

    602 East Second Street

    October 15 @ 10:00 am - October 16 @ 5:00 pm

    Join us for a celebration of all things steel on October 15th and 16th at NMIH. Featuring live demonstrations, youth activities,

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  • 11

    Nov, 2022

  • Veterans Day at NMIH

    602 East Second Street

    November 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    The National Museum of Industrial History will honor those who served with its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, November 11,

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