• About the Museum

  • The National Museum of Industrial History is located on the Steelstacks campus on the former Bethlehem Steel site.  The museum houses over 200 artifacts from across the world, telling the tale of America's industrial might and the evolution of industry over time.

    Our main gallery, featuring 21 artifacts on loan from Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, includes massive machinery and amazing history.  See a 115-ton Corliss steam engine, a 20 foot tall steam hammer, and learn what the life of a factory worker was like in the early 1900s.  Bring the family and enjoy a day in picturesque South Bethlehem, with its many restaurants, art establishments, and other activities to enrich your experience.

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Open 10am to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday

Restoration Highlight: 1941 Bethlehem Steel Whitcomb Narrow Gauge Locomotive

Restoration Highlight: 1941 Bethlehem Steel Whitcomb Narrow Gauge Locomotive

The National Museum of Industrial History has been working to restore Bethlehem Steel’s Bethlehem Plant narrow gauge locomotive #7, which is now in operating condition on the 3’ gauge tracks in front of the museum.

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Upcoming Events

  • 27

    Nov, 2019

  • Dent Hardware Cast Iron Toy Display

    November 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

    Get in the holiday spirit with this fun display of historic cast iron toys from the Dent Hardware Company.

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  • 15

    Dec, 2019

  • The Corliss Comes Alive

    December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Following its extremely successful debut earlier this year, NMIH is hosting an encore demonstration of its massive 115-ton Corliss water pumping

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  • 22

    Dec, 2019

  • How It Works: Casting Iron Toys

    December 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Coinciding with NMIH’s holiday cast iron toy exhibit is a special “How It Works” presentation with NMIH Historian Mike Piersa on

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