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Millyard Museum

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Address: Mill No. 3, 200 Bedford Street, corner of Commercial and Pleasant Streets, Manchester, NH
Phone Number: 603-0622-7531
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Museum dedicated to history and influence of the mills in Manchester.

Museum dedicated to history and influence of the mills in Manchester.

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Great way to learn about the history of Manchester.

The Millyard Museum is worth a couple of hours, if you want to learn a lot about the history of Manchester and the area. I have lived in Manchester on and off over the past 8... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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West Lebanon, New Hampshire
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West Lebanon, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Millyard Museum is worth a couple of hours, if you want to learn a lot about the history of Manchester and the area. I have lived in Manchester on and off over the past 8 years, and I loved learning about the early settlers, the importance of the mills in the economy of the city's past, and other little... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little bit disappointed in the Millyard Museum. It had ver nice exhibits on the history of Manchester, but I was hoping for more about the mills. The Museum is located in a an old mill that has been restored, but the exhibits actually hide the old mill so there is almost nothing that you can gather about... More 

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NH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful little museum that is dedicated to preserving Manchester's history through the years. From our industrial boom with amusement park to the current cultural city we are, this is a little bit of all the coolest parts of our history!

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

While the museum placed much emphasis on the history of the Amoskeag mills, where it is located, it went beyond that to explain the history of Manchester, particularly its rich ethnic heritage. There is also an area that honors Manchester residents that have achieved success in multiple fields, such as the arts, politics, and sports.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Extremely intersting muaseum focused on mill workers adn the early history of American textile industry. Includes the first steam fire engine which was invented in Manchester. Many examples of early weaving machines. Allow time to read the placards about how the mill workers were housed, indentured, and early strikes.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Takes about an hour, self guided tour. Many photos, some artifacts, tons of history. Knew all about the textile production in the area, never knew about the locomotives. Definitely worth visiting this museum.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We only had about an hour to spend in downtown Manchester and had seen information about this museum. We were very pleased with the quality of the exhibits which clearly told the story of the mills in Manchester. We had very little prior knowledge about this history and came away much more informed. Our major disappointment was that there were... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The Millyard Museum is a fun museum where you can learn all about the history of Manchester and its mills. It's pretty informative about the European history of the city and provides some great artifacts and film reels about the city's history. It's a decent trip for adults and kids.

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Belmont, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a little over an hour walking around this museum. Not being from NH the info provided was all new to us. My husband especially liked looking at the old machinery and the Queen Anne furniture on display. I liked the steam engine exhibit. We both enjoyed the 6 minute video describing how the businessmen of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

This is a small but comprehensive and thoughtfully designed historical museum. In about two hours, if you don't dawdle, one can learn a great deal about every aspect of Manchester history from prehistoric times to the present. The river that powered Manchester's development throughout its history is a constant; otherwise, the community has seen tremendous change over the centuries since... More 

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