The museum is located in the 1814 textile mill recognized as the world’s first integrated factory.
In our Watch & Clock gallery you’ll learn the story of the Waltham Watch Company and how it shaped the future of our country’s manufacturing success.
Water power gave birth to the industrial revolution, but it was steam that drove its growth.
Did you know that New England became the country’s largest producer of cars before the 1920s? Find out how.
One of our most popular areas is the Machine Shop – a re-creation of a production facility from around the turn of the 20th century.
Each one of our curious machines is fascinating and in its own way beautiful. You’ll never think about machines the same way again!
The museum houses a specialized collection of photos, and ephemera relating to watch and clock making, textile manufacturing, and much more.
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