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Baltimore Museum of Industry

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Address: 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone Number: 14107274808
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Baltimore Museum of Industry celebrates the innovators, entrepreneurs...

The Baltimore Museum of Industry celebrates the innovators, entrepreneurs and workers who propelled this port city into the industrial age and beyond. From garment making to airplane manufacturing, food canning to video game design, visitors to the museum will discover how Baltimore's pioneering spirit built the region's manufacturing might and continues to shape Maryland today. Located in an 1860s oyster cannery on a five-acre waterfront campus, the BMI offers dynamic exhibitions, live demonstrations, engaging tours and hands-on activities for guests of all ages.

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We Saw A Real Linotype Operator

This museum is a great way to spend an afternoon. It traces the history of industry in a number of areas, including manufacturing, canning, baking, gas and electric... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is a great way to spend an afternoon. It traces the history of industry in a number of areas, including manufacturing, canning, baking, gas and electric, transportation and others. It's nicely located in Baltimore, which was at the center of several of these large American industries. We lucked into coming to the museum just as there was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Both of my children went here for 4th grade field trips and enjoyed the experience "shucking oysters" and playing a character from the 1800's. It was interesting to hear about how different Baltimore was back then and the typical working experience of the "average folks." The other exhibits that the kids didn't see were very interesting to me as an... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's out of the tourist area, but the blue (aka Banner) Circulator bus goes there. We found it by accident, but enjoyed it immensely. I thought it would be all about shipping industry etc, but turned out to cover many more. Very hands-on and interesting.

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Belcamp, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it ! Very informative, and very well done. I highly recommend it. Technology from long ago shows how industry in the Baltimore area grew to the level is today.

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Timonium, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there Saturday for a wedding reception. Amazing site and beautiful setting on the Baltimore Waterfront. Great interest to Baltimore natives although I'm not sure how interesting it would be for out of towners. I loved it!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Loved this museum as it explores more of the industry of Baltimore and what drove the economic engine of this city past and present. The displays take you back in time and it really becomes a very entertaining learning experience. Upon leaving you will be filled with the sights and knowledge as to the visionaries and citizens of Baltimore that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were walking to the Ft when we saw this museum. We said what the heck and walked in. In hindsight, I would have kicked myself for not going in. This is a top 5 attraction in Baltimore. There is rich history of Baltimore that is not war related which can be a breath of fresh air.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

What a little out of the way spot to enjoy industry. I had not clue this museum existed until the wedding. Kids may like to see all the trucks and gadgets. The location was a spot in BMore I have never been...would return to this area next time to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This small museum is a great activity for children, but is also a great place to host your wedding. I recently attending the museum for a wedding and was blown away by the museum staff, accomodations, and overall feel of the museum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

The whole museum has a lot of neat, high quality exhibits, but the Linotype machine is THE must-see exhibit. Raymond has been working in print for 70 years and is both thoroughly knowledgeable about the history and the mechanisms in both movable type and Linotype processes, and he demos the workings of the Linotype machine from start to finish. Watching... More 

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