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Baltimore Museum of Industry
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More than I expected
Oct 05, 2014 by: PockyPepper from San Antonio, Texas
I visited the museum expecting a quick tour of a small collection. It's FULL of all sorts of artifacts that relate to Baltimore's history. I just moved to this city a few months ago, and had no idea how much this city's revolutionary changes influenced the country. From music to railroad to canneries to science to printing, I learned a lot. There is plenty to enjoy outside the museum, especially as it sits by the bay. The docents are eager to teach as well, and were very helpful. Some places may not be wheelchair accessible. It is family friendly.
A real find!!
Sep 21, 2014 by: mar1818 from North Miami Beach, Florida
Sounds boring? Well, you could not be more wrong. This is a real find!!!!! So interesting for everyone, not just those from Baltimore. Such an amazing place into the past. From canning to banjo making to garment manufacturing to electronic history. It goes on and on. The displays are cleverly displayed where you can walk into actual stores set up. It was so fascinating to see everything. An added plus were the knowledgeable and very enthusiastic guides only too willing to show many of the exhibits (machines) which were still operable. The print shop was very interesting. Not really a place for very young children, but there were several schools visiting while we were there. There are private classrooms for schools, as well. An interesting area provided costumes for the children to pretend play. This is definitely a place to return to often as there is so much to see.
A real gem - don't miss it!
Sep 16, 2014 by: Burkbob from Lutherville, Maryland
I know what you're thinking: what could be more boring than visiting a museum that specializes in business and industry? This museum is just fantastic with its displays and exhibits. My wife and I were here recently to see an exhibit on banjo making in 19th century Baltimore. While we were there, we also enjoyed the collection of photographs and signs displaying items produced in Baltimore during the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum has a fascinating exhibit demonstrating how child labor was used in the seafood and other industries in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Want to see what an old-fashioned grocery store or drug store looked like? You'll find it here at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Want to see an original vehicle that transported ice cream back in the old days? How about examples of neon signs? Check out the print room with all that heavy-duty machinery from the days before computers revolutionized the industry. All this and more and one of the best views of Baltimore harbor. This is definitely one of Baltimore's most unusual and coolest attractions!
Lots of wasted space
Sep 16, 2014 by: Karen M from Baltimore, Maryland
Great to see all the industry of Baltimore but the space was not filled. Lots of room for events inside and out but that's not what I came for. Was surprised to hear that they will be putting up a video game exhibit. Not sure what that has to do with Baltimore's industry. Should be somewhere else. You can see Domino Sugar from the harbor side but there's not much on them inside at all. Not really worth the admission fee.
Great rainy day activity
Sep 14, 2014 by: zozo1967 from Baltimore, Maryland
Ok, a museum of industry did not sound like fun to me when I volunteered to be a chaperone for my son’s elementary school field trip. Boy was I wrong. We had a great time checking out the old processes for packing food, for example, and even trying it out ourselves through a mock factory. The staff was helpful and informative and none of the kids or adults got bored. A very nice activity, especially for a rainy day.
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