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First off - don’t get frustrated trying to find the place. Address is on Moody but located in the factory building south of the bridge. Follow website instructions - or look for the smokestack. decent parking behind the theatre and walk across foot bridge. Well...More
My favorite museum in the Boston area, which is actually quite a feat. Something for everyone here with detailed history in easy-to-look-at exhibits So interesting the stuff to be learned.The memorabilia here is impressive, the quantity and realizing people 200 years ago were doing these...More
Great time learning about the Industrial Revolution in Massachusetts today. We were greeted by Elena and she gave us the history of the museum, the Boston Associates and the engineers that were instrumental in the manufacturing that originated in the area. She advised us as...More
Hard to find (the signs leading around the vast building in which the museum sits, in ground/basement rooms at the back), and neglected-looking once discovered, this small, apparently dramatically underfunded museum offers a memorable and interesting experience nonetheless. The interesting setting (site of one starting-point...More
This place is occupies the location of the world's first factory and is the epitome of American ingenuity. The museum showcases the many mechanical inventions which made America the Global leader of industry.
This is not a huge place, nor a block-buster of a museum, but if you like to look, really look, at how things run, or were made, this is a really interesting place. Some of the staff working here are happy to show you how...More
This is a great museum and features both static and working exhibits. Though some of the area was blocked off, much of it was viewable while we were there and I enjoyed the broad array of exhibits. They are nicely presented with plenty of room...More
Interesting local historical museum that also doubles as an event space. Lot's of information and displays that transport you back in time. Worth a quick visit to appreciate the local contributions toward textile, auto, watch making etc, Pleasant staff.
A small museum staffed by knowledgeable people with a great affection for the history of local industries such as textiles, watch making, early bicycles and autos.
Allow 45 to 60 minutes. Near good eateries and the lovely Charles River pathwsy.