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American Textile History Museum - CLOSED

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Closed for an undetermined period

Sadly the museum closed on 12/31/2015 for an undetermined period (it remains open to members and... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2016
Annabella G
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Newton, MA
What a Gem!

If you love American Industrial History this museum is wonderful. The museum gives you an overall... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2015
Boxman43
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Jan 1, 2016
“Closed for an undetermined period”
Nov 30, 2015
“What a Gem!”
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This is not your run-of-the-mill museum. From spinning wheels to airplanes and power looms to baseballs, history really comes alive at the American Textile History Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. In our core exhibition, Textile...more
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491 Dutton St, Lowell, MA 01854-4289
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Reviewed January 1, 2016

Sadly the museum closed on 12/31/2015 for an undetermined period (it remains open to members and for some educational events). This is a wonderful history of the mills and textile industries in Lowell, set in an authentic mill building. Some displays are interactive, and it's...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed November 30, 2015

If you love American Industrial History this museum is wonderful. The museum gives you an overall view of the history of textiles with just great artifacts and exhibits. Not overly technical which makes it great for older children and teens and adults of all ages....More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed November 11, 2015

You must visit this museum as it is rich in History and showcases Lowell very well. It brings you back in time to when the Textile Industry was booming in the United States. I visited the Museum many years ago with my wife when Princess...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

Very interesting Textile Museum with a room that has an actual Looms running. They have a wonderful assortment of Quilts with an x rated room of quilts

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Baker60
Reviewed August 3, 2015

Encouraged to try a new place by a Free Fun Friday offer, we were very glad we made the trip. This museum is located right in the historic mill district of Lowell,which has been pleasantly and attractively refurbished. The museum relates the history of fabrics,...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a museum that is appealing to people of all ages and walks of life. We visited on a free day provided through the Highland Street Foundation. I was expecting it to be crowded, but it wasn't at all. There were groups of other...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Rebecca O
Reviewed July 30, 2015

We greatly enjoyed the museum! It was educational and an easy place to visit without a tour guide. I have passed it so many times and was glad we stopped in.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank K449SCsusang
Reviewed July 27, 2015

Beautiful and very charming. The Lowell mill district is a wonderful place to spend the day. Recommend!

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Netlizard
Reviewed July 20, 2015

This gives you an historical perspective about how the raw material became the finished fabric. They also have displays which show how fabric and fashion have changed through the years. They also have special displays from time to time.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Ellen D
Reviewed July 16, 2015

Linen, wool, silk, and cotton ~ fabrics we take for granted today, but the evolution of doing everything by hand to the specialize fabrics of firefighters and astronauts is engaging. It is a small museum, but well set out and with plenty of interactive displays....More

Date of experience: July 2015
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