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Millyard Museum

Mill No. 3, 200 Bedford Street, corner of Commercial and Pleasant Streets, Manchester, NH
603-0622-7531
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Ranked #9 of 15 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Museum dedicated to history and influence of the mills in Manchester.
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English first
Tustin, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This had all of the elements that made this museum a great experience for my wife and I. She is a sociologist and I am mechanically oriented. This museum did a great job covering how the mill system worked and its impact on the local economy. How it all worked and how the people lived are well documented with great... More

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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124 reviews 124 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Spend an hour or two at this museum which chronicles the milling industry. Along the way were explanatory videos; not too long so your attention doesn't drift. Staff is pleasant and helpful.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Walk through an authentic mill building to experience local history and culture from the original Native Americans to the rise and decline of the mills. See the equipment and pictures of the immigrants who worked them. Great for all ages.

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New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Not only is there a good archive of information about Manchester and the surrounding area, but there is a short tourable display area. The library staff are very helpful and ready to ask questions and help anyone find information. Computers are available for free use to search through photos and archives as well.

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Deerfield, New Hampshire
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Although the museum is fairly limited, we thoroughly enjoyed it for the first time when family visited from Florida. We were concerned that our grandchildren, ages 9 and 12 would be a bit too old to enjoy it, I think we as adults enjoyed it every bit as much as they did and they have been to many places in... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A good lesson on the history of Manchester, NH and the history of mill life in this town. I always enjoy investigating the history of places I visit and this small museum is very thorough in telling the story.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The museum provides a glimpse of the history of Manchester beginning with Indian relics from 10,000 year ago and continuing through the first third of the 20th century. There is no audio tour and the signage provides only limited information about the exhibits. Few interactive exhibits are present. We did not find the current temporary exhibit especially interesting. All that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This place was especially important to me because my grandparents both worked in the mill for many years. It was interesting to see what they did.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

A little hard to find, but worth it! My wife and I love to get some of the local history when we travel, and what a mill town Manchester was! (also cigars, and shoes). We needed more time.

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Cambridge, MA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
19 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This museum is nicely designed and operated and makes for a good hour or so of learning how this mill town came into being from industrial, technological and social perspectives. Set in the middle of former mill buildings it makes for a good base to stroll around and experience the area's history. Combined with a visit to the Currier Museum... More

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