• 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

March Marks the 25th Anniversary of the Closing of Bethlehem Steel’s Coke Ovens Division

BETHLEHEM, PA – On March 28, 1998, the Coke Ovens Division ceased operations, being the last of the Bethlehem Plant primary operations to close. Located on 160-acres, between Hellertown and ...
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BETHLEHEM, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History is pleased to share that EVS Metal’s East Stroudsburg facility renewed their commitment to offering students of Stroudsburg Middle School invaluable ...
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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 Kathleen Weslock to its Board of Directors. Weslock is an experienced global HR ...
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Upcoming Events

  • 02

    Apr, 2023

  • Metal Melting for Kids

    602 East Second Street

    April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Science, art, and manufacturing come together in these hands-on, kid friendly, demonstrations where participants learn how to prepare sand molds to

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  • 14

    Apr, 2023

  • Youth & Family Guided Tour

    602 East Second Street

    April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Join us for a guided tour of the National Museum of Industrial History specially created for the Youth & Family audience.

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