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Baltimore Museum of Industry
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A Glimpse at Old Working Class Baltimore
Feb 05, 2015 by: Frances F from Fairfield, Ohio
This museum offers exhibits about industries that were important in Baltimore, such as the canning and garment industries and also a great deal of information about the days when Boston was a major port city. An interesting view of an aspect of the city that people don't always see when they visit.
We will go back again
Jan 23, 2015 by: David I from Ellicott City
What a pleasant surprise. This museum is much larger on the inside than we expected, with more exhibits than we expected. Admission is listed as $12 for adults, with AAA we received 2-for-1. The museum has plenty of free parking on its adjacent lot. The museum is on the waterfront of the south side of the Inner Harbor. From inside the museum, and from the museum's outside terrace, there are fabulous unobstructed views of the more-developed north side of the inner harbor. There is a lunchroom inside (tables and chairs, bring your own food as there is not a cafeteria) and a picnic pavilion outside. Some of the exhibits are hands-on, some are hands off. We will go back again.
Jan 07, 2015 by: PABrit from USA
We enjoyed the museum very much and the staff were friendly. I was bothered by some erroneous facts in the captions, however. My 11-year old grandson knew enough about the history of engineering to point out the errors!
Dec 31, 2014 by: kls118 from Maryland
Pros: Reasonably priced. Adults are $12 and kids 7+ are $7. Kids 6 and under are free. I found a Living Social Deal which made everything 1/2 price, so we paid $6 for adults and $3.50 for our 7yo daughter. Parking is free and onsite. I wish I had known that - I looked on their website and it made no mention of parking. When I found the museum, only the Exit was visible from the street, so I couldn't tell there was a parking lot there and paid for street parking. Several different exhibits that the kids had fun looking at. Cons: Great for "older kids" and adults because there are free tours and lots to see and read. I brought my 4 children ages 7,6, 4 and 1. The 7 and 6yo liked it, but while there was a lot to see/read, there wasn't a lot to DO/TOUCH, so my younger two were bored and whiny the whole time. Time: We were there for 1.5 hrs and saw pretty much everything. It is all located on one floor.
A MUST SEE for anyone who calls BMORE home!
Dec 30, 2014 by: Groovina B from Baltimore, Maryland
We've been here a couple times, but I must say our last visit was much more exciting. There was a Ravens home game and the place was deserted. We were led on FREE docent tours after using our LIVING SOCIAL deal to get in for basically half price. Extremely knowledgeable staff, authentic pieces, hands on exhibits for the kids. If you are not from Baltimore, you might find much of the facts pretty interesting as Baltimore used to have a huge influence on the country as it was a port city. Many trends and revolutions began here and evolved elsewhere. Exhibits are TOP NOTCH. Staff extremely welcoming. Recently renovated facilities. Ongoing additions to the collections. Most recent exhibit, I assume for the younger set, is how to build a video game. Kids (ages 6 and up) can design / customize their own templated video game. I gave this attraction 4 out of 5 because I really didn't understand what the video game exhibit had to do with Baltimore. It's just kind of "shoved" in there. Well done, but not explained. As well, the admission price is a little step for a self guided tour of a museum that doesn't really change each time you visit. We came when we knew it wouldn't be crowded so we could take our time and really read and learn about the exhibits. FREE parking. Royal Farms across the street has quick food to eat, ATM and gas. There is access to the waterfront too. Beautiful place to take some photos.
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