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Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

154 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5302
+1 781-893-5410
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Small, interactive and local museum

This museum offer real insight into an exciting era when there was confidence in mechanical... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2016
sherbornpeddler
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Went to this Museum when the boys were small and there was an open house.

For young boys or any one that enjoys mechanical thing and seeing how thing work. This is the... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2015
Mary R
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Houses early machinery for the local automobile, textile and watch- and clock-making industries.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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154 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5302
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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

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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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Reviewed 29 June 2015

Friends had both the ceremony, in the middle of the exhibits, and the receptions, upstairs in an open hall, for their wedding. It was a rather neat venue, different, that it seemed as time had left alone. Much smaller than most museums that I have...More

Thank TDxDefence
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

We rented the place for a co-workers retirement party: we had a great time there and would recommend going there !! Catering service was good and the staff was well trained IMHO. Very profession operation. :-) Lots of antique items to catch any one's interest...More

1  Thank LEER2011
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Reviewed 25 May 2015

We had a great wedding reception here. It was an interesting location for all. The staff was helpful and attentive. It really helped that we were able to use our own cater rather than be limited by the location.

2  Thank traveler073
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Reviewed 26 November 2014

Brought my son and his friend there today and we enjoyed walking around the industrial buildings as we were searching to find the elusive entrance, and then looking at the machinery and watches. But this museum definitely needs more -- a few more examples of...More

5  Thank Dave S
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