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Address: Mill No. 3, 200 Bedford Street, corner of Commercial and Pleasant Streets, Manchester, NH
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Museum dedicated to history and influence of the mills in Manchester.

Museum dedicated to history and influence of the mills in Manchester.

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Interesting and informative!

We only had about an hour to spend in downtown Manchester and had seen information about this museum. We were very pleased with the quality of the exhibits which clearly told the... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2016
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews
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Reviewed August 21, 2016

We only had about an hour to spend in downtown Manchester and had seen information about this museum. We were very pleased with the quality of the exhibits which clearly told the story of the mills in Manchester. We had very little prior knowledge about this history and came away much more informed. Our major disappointment was that there were... More 

Thank PHSaz
Beverly, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

The Millyard Museum is a fun museum where you can learn all about the history of Manchester and its mills. It's pretty informative about the European history of the city and provides some great artifacts and film reels about the city's history. It's a decent trip for adults and kids.

1 Thank leaton01
Belmont, United States
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a little over an hour walking around this museum. Not being from NH the info provided was all new to us. My husband especially liked looking at the old machinery and the Queen Anne furniture on display. I liked the steam engine exhibit. We both enjoyed the 6 minute video describing how the businessmen of... More 

Thank Karen P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a small but comprehensive and thoughtfully designed historical museum. In about two hours, if you don't dawdle, one can learn a great deal about every aspect of Manchester history from prehistoric times to the present. The river that powered Manchester's development throughout its history is a constant; otherwise, the community has seen tremendous change over the centuries since... More 

Thank jrpdc
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7 reviews
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

Small but interesting museum highlighting the cloth mills and how they made Manchester into the multinational city it is.

Thank Geoffrey G
Hooksett, New Hampshire
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36 reviews
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Reviewed April 12, 2016

I have ancestors from Scotland who came to work in the Amoskeag Mills in Manchester so I feel I have a connection to the history of the millyard.

Thank Robin V
Manchester, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed March 22, 2016

A nice little museum that is worth the hour or two it takes to visit. The new leadership is working to change outdated presentations and upgrade the overall experience. This museum attracts families and museum enthusiasts and is seldom crowded.

Thank chauvettes
Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

Manchester NH is full of history and there is no better spot to learn about it than the Millyard Museum. From Native American history to the arrival of many people from different ethnic backgrounds to work in the mills, you'll learn about it here

1 Thank Dana B
Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

With over 10,000 years of history under one roof starting with the indigenous peoples until today, you'll need multiple visits to see everything there is to offer here. You'll see how technology and the foresight of a few leaders helped create what was at one time the unequalled textile center of the world, how a natural disaster brought the mills,... More 

1 Thank Paul P
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Small nicely presented museum. Nice location in the old mill buildings you learn about. Interesting exhibit about how water was used to run the mill.

Thank dhekidney

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