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Museum of History & Industry

860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4330
+1 206-324-1126
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Surprisingly engrossing

Who knew Seattle had so much history and innovation? Surprising little gem of a museum by Lake Union

Reviewed yesterday
Great temp exhibits

Well done museum that focuses on the local history. Some of the exhibits are really interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lewis H
Seattle, Washington
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The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is dedicated to enriching lives by preserving, sharing and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region and the nation.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4330
+1 206-324-1126
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Reviewed yesterday

Who knew Seattle had so much history and innovation? Surprising little gem of a museum by Lake Union

Thank lawyerm0m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well done museum that focuses on the local history. Some of the exhibits are really interesting. All nicely done.

Thank Lewis H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, it's $20 to get in, which is a tad pricey. But it has a really nice timeline of Seattle history. It has some neat old boats out back on Lake Union. It has a working WW2 periscope on the top floor (first time I've...More

Thank JD10367
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can honestly say this was pretty impressive as far as museums go. I did not expect much looking at the size of the building when booking this, but I was mistaken. For the price paid, this is a good value on what it provides...More

Thank LifeisTooShort69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time we visited this museum, we barely got through the first 2 exhibits. The displays are very interesting, and many are kid-friendly. We are not from Seattle, so learning more about the history of our new hometown is really interesting. We ended up...More

Thank NPandPNWTraveler
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Allow a few hours to take this self guided tour. Its laid out very well and provides a nice timeline of history and the ups and downs of becoming a large city.

Thank Guy B
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We were lucky to be able to take a tram from outside our hotel - the Westin - right to the museum short road. Once at the site, we lingered looking at the beautiful sea view and boats and with the weather so perfect could...More

Thank rondonel
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is an excellent place to visit either on a sunny or rainy day. Take in the beautiful vistas of Lake Union and enjoy the outside greenery before heading inside and learning about the history of the area. Well done!

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The exhibits are really only on the 2nd floor but they are well curated. The size of the museum is a bit small but perfect for the 2 hours we had available. Love the location right on the water and ate lunch outdoors at the...More

Thank Anonymous855
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Excellent exhibit. Only 2 places in US will be showing and Seattle snagged a good one. Don't miss it. Gets crowded. Rent the audio accompaniment.

Thank Kytherababe
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24 February 2016|
Response from Chris R | Property representative |
Hi there, There are multiple, easy parking options around the museum. You can park at the ACG lot (west of the museum) for $5 with validation, which can be obtained at MOHAI's admission desk. There are also multiple city... More