• 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 11am to 4pm Friday through Sunday

How to Help

How to Help

These are obviously very trying times for a non-profit institution. NMIH relies on donations to help fund its operations, and in our time of need during the museum being closed due to the coronavirus, every donation matters. ...
Virtual Museum

Virtual Museum

With individuals and families across the nation practicing social distancing and self-quarantine, NMIH is taking its mission of educating the public about America’s industrial past and inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow online. ...

Upcoming Events

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    Jun, 2021

  • The Corliss Comes Alive

    June 12

    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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