• 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 - CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER 1/25/23

In the News

National Museum of Industrial History Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Capital Expansion  

BETHLEHEM, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part ...
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National Museum of Industrial History Applauds the Recovery of an Historic Steam Boiler

Lehigh University’s Office of Real Estate Services works with Front Street Allentown developer, Manhattan Building Company, to salvage a boiler which once provided steam for the famous President Pumping Engine ...
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Upcoming Events


  • 12

    Mar, 2023

  • The Corliss Comes Alive

    March 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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  • 10

    Jun, 2023

  • 1876 World’s Fair Weekend

    602 East Second Street

    June 10 @ 10:00 am - June 11 @ 3:00 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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