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Baltimore Museum of Industry

1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-5100
+1 410-727-4808
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Almost skipped it!

We almost decided to skip this little gem but I am very happy we didn't. This was a great look... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GerriS63_10
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Wilmington, Delaware
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A Visit to Baltimore Past

I am in my 70s so I enjoyed our trip to the Baltimore Museum (BMI) of Industry. However, I wonder... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SGamer
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-5100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We almost decided to skip this little gem but I am very happy we didn't. This was a great look into the past industrial worth of the city. It was like stepping back in time. We spent about 2 1/2 hours looking at the exhibits....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am in my 70s so I enjoyed our trip to the Baltimore Museum (BMI) of Industry. However, I wonder what younger visitors might think. I remember when when labor intensive industries such as the garment, meat packing, auto, and other industries were extremely significant...More

Thank SGamer
clairemullins, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore Museum of Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide very insightful feedback on your visit. As a museum, we’re looking to the future while honoring the past, and our exhibitions and programming reflect that, we hope. The Video Game Wizards exhibition focuses on the deep ties...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a relatively small museum. On the day we were there, they had a kids' event in the parking lot with all kinds of city vehicles that the kids could climb in/on, use sirens, etc. The inside of the museum was relatively empty. I had...More

Thank Myrna F
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We first entered this museum for a wedding reception and decided to return to tour the museum. It's a good place to visit for about 2 hours. See the film, visit the exhibits, watch some of the volunteers demonstrate crafts, such as printing. I observed...More

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clairemullins, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore Museum of Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind words. We're delighted you had a good visit and we hope to see you back at the BMI soon.

Reviewed 24 April 2017

It was neat, but I wouldn't spend the $14/each again for it. The steam-tug sounded like something we wanted to see- but it's in a pretty sad state of disrepair, and so is the dock it's at. you are not going to get too close.

Thank wm H
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We only walked around the outside but what we saw was interesting and well marked. There were several outdoor exhibits to enjoy.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

I learned a lot of stuff at this museum. It was shocking to learn of all the national brands that had their beginnings in Baltimore. It made me appreciate the people of this area so much more. It was interesting to see how industry evolved...More

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clairemullins, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore Museum of Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thanks for your nice comments. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

The museum looks back on Baltimore when it was an industrial town with exhibits reflecting on its past. Included was walking back through an old drug store, a grocery store, an iron casting room, a sewing shop and a print shop. It has vintage electronics,...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Attended a wedding and this was a nice venue for the occasion. The service was okay, nothing that exceeds expectations. The food was buffet style, average and not hot when served. The fact that it is on the harbor is whybrid I rate it 4...More

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clairemullins, Director of Sales at Baltimore Museum of Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thank you for taking time to post a review. We offer 14 approved caterers for the venue, who handle the event from start to finish and supply all the servers, food and beverages. I'm sorry the caterer that the client selected for this event did...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

The BMI is an attraction that the family and I had passed several time and openly wondered 'why?'. Whelp, after hearing some good things about it and seeing a Groupon recommendation we decided to check it out. We we're glad we did. Ample parking was...More

1  Thank Steelio75
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heather b
Would it be entertaining for an 11-year-old?
3 March 2017|
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Response from clairemullins | Property representative |
Yes indeed! On Saturdays we offer hands-on activities, live demonstrations in some galleries and then there's our engaging video game exhibit where kids build their own game. Check our website for details.
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Melissa M
How much time is enough time to see the museum at a moderate pace?
4 September 2016|
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Response from Stephen D | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours should allow you to se most everything.
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Brenda B
Is there food available in the museum or do you have to go to outside restaurants?
1 March 2016|
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Response from clairemullins | Property representative |
Hi Brenda, There is a snack machine in the museum but no cafe. However, there are several great lunch options located nearby, including Starbucks, Chipotle, Southside Diner, an Indian/Nepalese buffet, a waterfront Cuban... More
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