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  • 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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In the News

National Museum of Industrial History Welcomes Newest Member to Board of Directors

Bethlehem, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bridget Kidd to its Board of Directors. Kidd is the Chief Operating Officer ...
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National Museum of Industrial History to Explore Modern Steel Industry with Support from the Association for Iron & Steel Technology Foundation

Bethlehem, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) is pleased to share a matching funds challenge opportunity offered by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation ...
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National Museum of Industrial History Announces Veterans Day Programming for 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2023 Bethlehem, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History(NMIH) will honor those who served on Saturday, November 11, 2023. The day will begin at ...
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Upcoming Events


  • 17

    Mar, 2024

  • S.T.E.A.M. Adventures

    602 East Second Street

    March 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Visit the museum on March 17th during Family Sunday and join us for a drop-in style family program to engage in

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  • 17

    Mar, 2024

  • Corliss Comes Alive!

    602 East Second Street

    March 17 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Join us as we operate the engine and learn more about this fascinating piece of industrial history from the museum’s historian.

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  • 21

    Apr, 2024

  • S.T.E.A.M. Adventures

    602 East Second Street

    April 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Visit the museum on April 21st during Family Sunday and join us for a drop-in style family program to engage in

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