• 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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Open 10am to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday - CLOSED 9/23/23 for a private event

In the News

National Museum of Industrial History Publishes New Children’s Book

BETHLEHEM, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History is proud to announce the upcoming release of the newest installment in the beloved Tug Tales children’s book series on Sunday, ...
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National Museum of Industrial History Announces Leadership Transition

BETHLEHEM, PA. – The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) today announced that its Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Kara Mohsinger as the organization’s President & CEO ...
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National Museum of Industrial History to Host 3rd Annual 1876 World’s Fair Weekend in June 2023

BETHLEHEM, PA. – Attendees will have a chance to step back in time at the National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) in Bethlehem, PA on Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, ...
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Upcoming Events

  • 30

    Sep, 2023

  • Steel Weekend & Steelworkers Reunion 2023

    602 East Second Street

    September 30 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

    Join us for a celebration of all things STEEL during Steel Weekend and Steelworkers Reunion at the National Museum of Industrial

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  • 22

    Oct, 2023

  • S.T.E.A.M. Adventures

    602 East Second Street

    October 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Join us on the third Sunday of each month for a drop-in style family program to engage in S.T.E.A.M. concepts like

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  • 10

    Dec, 2023

  • Corliss Comes Alive!

    December 10

    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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