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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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Small but wonderful museum

This museum is small (compared to the Museum of Science in Boston or Aquarium). However, there is... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
Fun, quirky, steampunk

This is a quirky place... if you're a bit geeky, you'll find all sorts of old machines to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
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Houses early machinery for the local automobile, textile and watch- and clock-making industries.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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154 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5302
(781) 893-5410
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

This museum is small (compared to the Museum of Science in Boston or Aquarium). However, there is a huge amount of different and interesting things. There are lots of time pieces, and mechanical artifacts, and the place changes it's displays and items around a good...More

1  Thank reigneau-hawke
Reviewed 20 February 2016

This is a quirky place... if you're a bit geeky, you'll find all sorts of old machines to enjoy... and learn about Waltham watches too!

Thank LexGSR
Reviewed 2 February 2016

This museum offer real insight into an exciting era when there was confidence in mechanical invention. Working manufacturing tools, automobile and bicycle were made along the technology highway and power source of this golden age. It is small enough where you can make it a...More

Thank sherbornpeddler
Reviewed 11 November 2015

For young boys or any one that enjoys mechanical thing and seeing how thing work. This is the museum to go to. We went to one of their open houses and ended up spending the day. We were looking for something to do with our...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 29 October 2015

If you like machines or have an interest in what kind of machines were used in industry around the Waltham area, this little gem merits a visit. Conveniently tucked into a corner behind the brick apartment building at the Charles River bridge on Moody Street...More

Thank Charles O
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

This fascinating museum, hidden away off Moody Street in an old factory building along the Charles River, features the history of the watch and textile industries, among others. It also has a very cool banquet facility if industrial chic is the vibe you are looking...More

Thank Nscreative
Reviewed 13 August 2015

A wonderful history lesson. This museum is a must for families. Very well documented and the tour was very interesting. A great way to appreciate Waltham, MA

Thank Susanne B
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation is a trip through a time in history when much of the products we enjoy were still MADE IN AMERICA! The Metz automobile, Puritian Dress Co., Waltham Watches are only a few examples of the exhibits here. Visit...More

Thank Patti C
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Friends had both the ceremony, in the middle of the exhibits, and the receptions, upstairs in an open hall, for their wedding. It was a rather neat venue, different, that it seemed as time had left alone. Much smaller than most museums that I have...More

Thank TDxDefence
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We rented the place for a co-workers retirement party: we had a great time there and would recommend going there !! Catering service was good and the staff was well trained IMHO. Very profession operation. :-) Lots of antique items to catch any one's interest...More

1  Thank LEER2011
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