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Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Wonderful repurpose of old factory

Very interesting subject (the mill history of Waltham MA ) as well as an interesting rehab of an... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Newton, Massachusetts

Wonderful small museum. Great way to learn the history of the area and the industrial revolution... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Saugus, MA
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Houses early machinery for the local automobile, textile and watch- and clock-making industries.
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154 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5302
+1 781-893-5410
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very interesting subject (the mill history of Waltham MA ) as well as an interesting rehab of an old factory.

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Wonderful small museum. Great way to learn the history of the area and the industrial revolution. A not to be missed museum. Also Moody St is full of great restaurants.

1  Thank atlanticshoals
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This museum has displays Waltham watches(used in World War II) and odds and ends from a older mechanical age. I took my rather young grandson there twice, who loved being able to push buttons and see things actually respond. He could ring a huge bell...More

Thank Misty D
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This is a quirky place... if you're a bit geeky, you'll find all sorts of old machines to enjoy... and learn about Waltham watches too!

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Reviewed 2 February 2016

This museum offer real insight into an exciting era when there was confidence in mechanical invention. Working manufacturing tools, automobile and bicycle were made along the technology highway and power source of this golden age. It is small enough where you can make it a...More

Thank sherbornpeddler
Reviewed 11 November 2015

For young boys or any one that enjoys mechanical thing and seeing how thing work. This is the museum to go to. We went to one of their open houses and ended up spending the day. We were looking for something to do with our...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 29 October 2015

If you like machines or have an interest in what kind of machines were used in industry around the Waltham area, this little gem merits a visit. Conveniently tucked into a corner behind the brick apartment building at the Charles River bridge on Moody Street...More

Thank Charles O
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

This fascinating museum, hidden away off Moody Street in an old factory building along the Charles River, features the history of the watch and textile industries, among others. It also has a very cool banquet facility if industrial chic is the vibe you are looking...More

Thank Nscreative
Reviewed 14 August 2015

A wonderful history lesson. This museum is a must for families. Very well documented and the tour was very interesting. A great way to appreciate Waltham, MA

Thank Susanne B
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation is a trip through a time in history when much of the products we enjoy were still MADE IN AMERICA! The Metz automobile, Puritian Dress Co., Waltham Watches are only a few examples of the exhibits here. Visit...More

Thank Patti C
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