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Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

154 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5302
(781) 893-5410
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What a cool place. We were guests at a wedding there and it was fascinating. We can't wait to go... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Helen S
West Hartford, Connecticut
Senator Barrett

This industrial museum in the city of Waltham is the birthplace and founder of the industrial... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Mark J
via mobile
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Houses early machinery for the local automobile, textile and watch- and clock-making industries.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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154 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5302
(781) 893-5410
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

What a cool place. We were guests at a wedding there and it was fascinating. We can't wait to go back and explore more carefully soon.

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This industrial museum in the city of Waltham is the birthplace and founder of the industrial revolution as we know it.their old cars motorcycles machinery in all of the wonderful industrial revolution aged equipment. A great place for families to visit.

2  Thank Mark J
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This wonderful local museum contains tons of history from the City of Waltham including an impressive collection of artifacts from the Waltham Watch Company AND a very cool old time fire truck!

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I attend the N.EA.M.E.S. show at the Charles River Museum every February and the combination of seeing innovative working models of the members along with the museum displays is an unbeatable combination, particularly if you want to give children a break from their smart phone...More

Reviewed 16 January 2017

My photo club had a shoot here and I was pleasantly surprised with all that was hidden within their walls. Antique vehicles, machinery of all kinds, watches and more watches. I spent two hours walking and reading and clicking away. Great for kids as history...More

Thank TravelinJoe47
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is a small gem. The day we came, the museum was actually closed! But they let us in anyway, and gave us a personal half-hour tour of some of the exhibits. There are some excellent machines on display, extremely interesting!

Thank David R
Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you are into historical mechanical devices or the industrial revolution in America - this is the place for you and me. The volunteers did a great job with a limited budget, only wish they had the money that the Heinz Museum in Pittsburgh had....More

Thank oaktree2015
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very interesting subject (the mill history of Waltham MA ) as well as an interesting rehab of an old factory.

1  Thank genserleslie
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Wonderful small museum. Great way to learn the history of the area and the industrial revolution. A not to be missed museum. Also Moody St is full of great restaurants.

1  Thank atlanticshoals
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This museum has displays Waltham watches(used in World War II) and odds and ends from a older mechanical age. I took my rather young grandson there twice, who loved being able to push buttons and see things actually respond. He could ring a huge bell...More

Thank Misty D
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