Set in a 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield redevelopment site in America, the National Museum of Industrial History is available to host your next cocktail reception, conference, board meeting, client reception, networking event or team-building activity. From our conference-ready Education Center equipped with full A/V and telecom capabilities to our lobby area, gallery space and outdoor plaza we provide a unique and engaging backdrop for your corporate or private functions.

Museum Plaza
The museum’s outdoor plaza has a view of the beautiful SteelStacks and allows for a 60 person seated dinner or a 100 person cocktail event.


Education Center
The museum’s education center is a fully equipped with an A/V equipment including a sound system, projector, and rectractable screen.  This 1200 square foot space can accommodate 100 people in a classroom setting and 75 people in a cocktail party setting.



Museum Lobby
The museum’s lobby features the capacity for a 100 person seated dinner or 300 person cocktail event.  Rental of this space allows attendees access to the entire museum’s 18,000 square feet of galleries.


To receive more information on holding an event at the Museum or to schedule a tour of our spaces, please contact the museum at 610-694-6644 or email for details.


Facility Rental Fees

note: please contact the museum for pricing regarding wedding events and engagement parties.

Rental Fee for use of entire Museum space:
3 Hour Event: (plus time for set up and breakdown): $2,400.00 (non-profit: $1,900.00)
Additional Time (per Hour): $500.00 (non-profit: $400.00)

• Access to the entire 18,000 square foot facility (lobby, education center and galleries)
• Assistance from NMIH staff member
• One gallery guide,
• Use of the kitchen
• Administrative costs.

Optional Items (Cost per hour)
Coat Check Personnel: $20.00 (non-profit: $20.00)
Additional Support Staff (cost per staff member): $20.00 (non-profit: $20.00)
Private docent (per docent): $50.00 (non-profit: $50.00)
Use of A/V System: $75.00 (non-profit: $50.00)

Hourly rates for Education Center ONLY:
Monday through Friday during regular business hours: $150.00 (non-profit: $120.00)
Evenings, weekends and holidays (some exclusions apply): $250.00 (non-profit: $200.00)

• Use of the education center
• Use of the kitchen
• Assistance from NMIH staff member
• Administrative costs.
**Group tour pricing will apply for any access to the exhibit galleries.

For all rentals
• 10% deposit is required to hold the space.
• 10% discount if NMIH displays a membership table

Preferred Caterers

High end cocktail/seated dinner
Catering by Karen Hunter

Cathy’s Creative Catering

Sodexo by Muhlenberg

29 Cooks Emmaus

Cathy’s Creative Catering

Grumpy’s Bar-B-Que

Sodexo by Muhlenberg

The Goosemen