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National Museum of Industrial History

602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1390
+1 610-694-6644
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Fascinating visit

Very nice facility and helpful staff. Interesting displays provide a look back at our industrial... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
klemche
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CT
Very well organized museum

This was an excellent museum with great staff. The information was very informative and very well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LaurieSouth2010
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South Nutfield, Surrey UK
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National Museum of Industrial History
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1390
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice facility and helpful staff. Interesting displays provide a look back at our industrial roots. Hope it grows!

Thank klemche
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an excellent museum with great staff. The information was very informative and very well displayed.

Thank LaurieSouth2010
Glenn K, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Industrial History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting Laurie, we're glad you enjoyed the museum!

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Checked the previous reviews and decided to make the best of a rainy Saturday. We took our two boys ages 11 & 8. We were pleasantly surprised and saw the wonderful local collection of machinery, the steel industry (Bethlehem Steel), as well as artifacts from...More

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is a brand new, albeit small, museum and a welcome addition to Bethlehem. Located at the "Stacks" it has the industrial vibe from the moment you pull up as it is a converted factory building. Nice selection of displays illustrating different areas of the...More

Thank justpeachy48
Reviewed 2 May 2017

What an excellent addition to an historic engineering community. Fabulous exhibits with knowledgable docents. Kids will love this place.

Thank Cameron06820
Glenn K, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Industrial History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thanks so much for the great review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 9 April 2017

First, the parking entrance is on 3rd St, at the college. Fees are $12 adults, 7-17 $9, under 6 free. I could not suggest this to kids under 11, and above that age an interest in history. This us not a "touch me" museum. Little...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 April 2017

If you're in Bethlehem this place is worth the time spent here. We visited in the fall and I would recommend you visit on a warm day so you can walk around outside and enjoy the well kept grounds. The displays are thought out and...More

Thank Chipper M
Glenn K, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Industrial History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thanks for the great review, we hope you got some great photos while you were here!

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Very interesting showcase for the history of Bethlehem Steel and the contribution of steel-making in Bethlehem and the country. Interactive exhibits for both kids and adults.

Thank Jim F
Glenn K, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Industrial History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thanks for your review Jim, we're glad you enjoyed the museum and the interactives!

Reviewed 22 March 2017

This trip was a Christmas present for my husband who is a Metallurgist so I knew he would love it. I figured I would be bored but I really enjoyed myself. The first section on the worlds fair and the last section on petroleum wasn't...More

1  Thank lrstockhausen
Glenn K, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Industrial History, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thank you for the great review, we're glad you and your husband enjoyed yourselves!

Reviewed 15 March 2017

While the name of the museum and its subject matter might not suggest a glamorous subject to some, it is actually fascinating. First of all, the staff and (primarily) volunteer tour guides make the subject matter and stories very interesting and personable. The history of...More

2  Thank Adam C
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Jenny0753
We are a family of 6. I was wondering if the museum currently offers any coupons?
27 May 2017|
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Response from HaverfordColl | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. It's a Smithsonian Museum. The group ahead of us got a discount because they were members of the Smithsonian Museum though.
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ourfamilystravels14
Is the museum suitable for children? And if so, what ages?
23 August 2016|
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Response from Fred K | Reviewed this property |
I don't think this particular museum would hold a lot of interest for young children. Unless they have an unusual interest in engines and early machinery. None of the machine actually are moving - which I imagine wouldn't... More
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Richard P
Is the museum open ? What's the cost and hours of operation
1 June 2016|
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Response from Frank S | Reviewed this property |
Museum is now open. 10am-5pm Wed-Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. $12.00 Adult $9.00 Youth(7-17) Discounts on website.
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