• 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

Rare, expertly-restored Greenlee variety woodworking machine delivered to NMIH

Rare, expertly-restored Greenlee variety woodworking machine delivered to NMIH

A rare Greenlee variety woodworking machine has been painstakingly restored and is enroute to NMIH. ...
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. ...

Upcoming Events


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    Aug, 2021

  • Anthracite Railroad Ramble

    August 23 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    The National Museum of Industrial History is proud to work with the Reading & Northern Railroad to host this special train

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