• 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

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


  • 21

    Aug, 2022

  • Metal Melting for Kids

    602 East Second Street

    August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join us on Free Family Sundays for this special program on select dates. Science, art, and manufacturing come together in these

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  • 21

    Aug, 2022

  • John Fritz’s Birthday Celebration

    August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Join us to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Fritz, General Superintendent and Chief Engineer of the Bethlehem Iron

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