National Museum of Industrial History

  • Address: 602 E. Second St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
  • Phone: (610) 694-6644


The National Museum of Industrial History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is housed in the 18,000 sq. ft. former Electrical Repair Shop in Bethlehem’s iconic former Bethlehem Steel complex in Lehigh Valley. 

Just a short walk away from the Wind Creek Casino and the SteelStacks™, the Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs and amazing history. View artifacts on loan from Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History that were part of the Centennial Exhibition, learn about the history of the Bethlehem Steel, peak into the life of a Lehigh Valley textile worker or take a ride in a virtual hot air balloon. The Museum is a fun activity for the whole family with interactive elements throughout the exhibits.

Virtual Programming

NMIH goes online with its "Virtual Museum" offerings. You'll find a variety of programming suitable for various age groups ranging from children's story hours to live lectures with historians, virtual tours, and more. Check out the full schedule of programming here.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are available for a $15 flat fee for a group of up to 20 people. Guided tours must be reserved ahead of time. 

Hours & Tickets

The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the admission desk inside the museum. Children 6 and younger are free, while Youth up to 17 are $9; Veterans/Students/Seniors (65 and older) $11; and Adults (18 to 64) $12. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 and above.

How It Came To Be

The National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, Pa., is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. It is located in a 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America. The Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs and amazing history.

The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) forges a connection between America’s industrial past and the innovations of today, to inspire the visionaries of tomorrow. NMIH does this by exploring the role of industry in America’s growth as a global power, through the stories of people, machines and ideas.

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Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
  • Total Sq. Ft. 18000
  • Audio / Visual
  • Off-site Catering Allowed
  • Number of Rooms 1
Education Center
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1350
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 100
Museum Lobby
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2100
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 250
Outdoor Plaza
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
  • Reception Capacity: 100


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