Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation
The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation is located in the former Francis Cabot Lowell factory on Moody Street at the Charles River. The museum opened in 1980.
The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation's goal is to educate people on the important role industry played in the history of the United States and to foster innovation, which is critical for the continued growth of the country. This is done through the museum's various exhibits featuring Waltham businesses. These cover textiles, steam power, watches and clocks, transportation and more.
Group tours are available with advance notice. The museum is also available for rent for private events. Please contact the museum directly for more information.
- Hours: Thu - Sun, 10am - 5pm; Mon - Wed, closed
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: 1980
- Ticket information: $7 regular admission; $5 for seniors and students; children under six, members and U.S. Military, active and retired, are free.
- Student discounts: Yes
- Senior discounts: Yes
- Private parties: Yes
- Food/drink: No
- Alcohol served: No
- Coat/bag check: No
- Parking: Paid lot
- Restrictions: No smoking
- What is an interesting historical or little known fact about this town?: In 1976, the Bicentennial issue of Life magazine declared that Francis Cabot Lowell’s factory in Waltham was the fourth-most important development to shape America.
- Guided tours?: Yes
- Guided tour languages: English
- Audio tours?: No
- Gift shop: Yes
- Gift shop hours: Same as museum hours
- Cameras allowed?: Yes
- Membership levels: Corporate, Family, Individual