• 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

Museum & Library Launch New Youth Program Series in Summer 2022

The National Museum of Industrial History and the Bethlehem Area Public Library announce a new partnership for a community programming initiative taking place throughout the summer of 2022. This new program series, called Hands-On-History: An NMIH and BAPL Partnership, is free and aims to increase access to cultural and literacy resources. This series is designed ...
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With a $1M grant, things are looking up for Bethlehem’s National Museum of Industrial History’s expansion plans

The Smithsonian-affiliated museum, just over 5 years old, is hoping to double its indoor space by expanding into the second floor of its headquarters — which was once Bethlehem Steel’s electrical repair shop. ...
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Upcoming Events

  • 09

    Jun, 2022

  • Youth Program: Hands-on History

    June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead! Join us as we inspire future innovators in this free drop-in family program presented in partnership with Bethlehem

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  • 11

    Jun, 2022

  • The Corliss Comes Alive

    June 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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  • 11

    Jun, 2022

  • 1876 World’s Fair Weekend

    602 East Second Street

    June 11 @ 10:00 am - June 12 @ 7:30 pm

    This spring, travel 145 years back in time at the National Museum of Industrial History hosts 1876 World’s Fair Weekend, a

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