• 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

Reading & Northern special highlights rare mileage, labor history

Passengers got a rare look at the normally freight-only Mahanoy & Shamokin Branch of the Reading & Northern Railroad Monday, Aug. 23, as well as a short course in 19th century Reading Railroad/mining labor history. ...
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Rare, expertly-restored Greenlee variety woodworking machine delivered to NMIH

A rare Greenlee variety woodworking machine has been painstakingly restored and is enroute to NMIH. ...
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Upcoming Events

  • 25

    Sep, 2021

  • Steel Weekend

    September 25 @ 10:00 am - September 26 @ 5:00 pm

    NMIH's annual celebration of all things steel returns this September 25th and 26th!

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  • 11

    Dec, 2021

  • The Corliss Comes Alive

    December 11

    The Corliss engine will run at 11:30am and 2:30pm. For more than a decade the museum’s staff, volunteers, and community partners

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