• 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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Lehigh Valley, PA – On Sunday, November 27, 2022, more than 1,800 museums representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 24 countries, and five continents will participate in Museum Store Sunday, an annual holiday shopping day supporting cultural institutions and their stores. In the Lehigh Valley, the National Museum of Industrial History, the ...
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National Museum of Industrial History Announces Veterans Day Programming

BETHLEHEM, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History(NMIH) will honor those who served on Friday, November 11. The day will begin at 10am with a commemoration ceremony hosted by the Steelworkers Veterans Memorial Committee on the Museum’s plaza. The commemoration ceremony will include a performance by the Broughal Middle School Band as well as ...
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Upcoming Events

  • 03

    Dec, 2022

  • 2nd Annual Winter Welcome

    602 East Second Street

    December 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Santa, S.T.E.A.M., and sweet treats! Get into the holiday spirit during our 2nd Annual Winter Welcome featuring a visit from Santa,

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  • 10

    Dec, 2022

  • How It Works: Water

    December 10

    What better day to do a deep dive into industrial water than December 10th, when the most powerful operating waterworks steam

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  • 12

    Mar, 2023

  • The Corliss Comes Alive

    March 12, 2023

    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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  • 10

    Jun, 2023

  • 1876 World’s Fair Weekend

    602 East Second Street

    June 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - June 11, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

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

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