Baltimore Museum of Industry

Baltimore Museum of Industry Step back into the days of a port city. Explore galleries, enjoy guided tours, and hands-on activities. Details at www.thebmi.org.
The Baltimore Museum of Industry is a connection factory. Only when you suit up to shuck oysters, develop your own video game, or watch a blacksmith forge iron does your connection reveal itself. It could be the moment you realize how important your grandfather’s factory job really was in building this great city. It could be the “That’s what I wanna do when I grow up” moment. We don’t know what your connection to Baltimore’s story is, but we do know one thing. This is where you’ll find it.
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The Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) collects, preserves, and interprets the industrial history of the Baltimore region by focusing on such diverse businesses as canning, printing, metal working, ship-building, food processing, utilities, biosciences, and garment. More than a dozen galleries replicate historic work setting with artifacts, many of which are demonstrated during educational programs. The museum tells stories of workers, entrepreneurs, and inventors. Annually, the BMI serves approximately 160,000 people through museum programs, tours, field trips, special events, or outreach. Nearly 85,000 of our participants are students, teachers, and chaperones taking part in a dozen different educational programs. See a video tours of the BMI http://youtu.be/e0bxVr5wxHUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p8usl2cY-4&NR=1 Check out our events blog http://bmievents.wordpress.com/

Say "Industry!"⠀⠀Sunday, the BMI is having a picture day--be sure to bring your smiles because admission will be free! ⠀...
11/27/2019

Say "Industry!"⠀

Sunday, the BMI is having a picture day--be sure to bring your smiles because admission will be free! ⠀
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We are also launching our new membership program so check out how you can get #UpCloseandIndustrial with our exhibits & programs as a member at our membership table!

The BMI won best of weddings 2020 for @theknot !..Come for our beautiful historic waterfront...and stay for the fun!! #m...
11/26/2019

The BMI won best of weddings 2020 for
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Come for our beautiful historic waterfront...and stay for the fun!!

#museumweddings #weddings

The Baltimore Museum of Industry was marked #8 by Peerspace for Most Instagrammable Places in Baltimore!We want to invit...
11/25/2019
The 8 Most Instagrammable Places in Baltimore | Peerspace

The Baltimore Museum of Industry was marked #8 by Peerspace for Most Instagrammable Places in Baltimore!

We want to invite YOU to spend a day at the BMI, at the low cost of saying "cheese!"

Sunday, Dec. 1, visit the BMI for Museum Store Sunday and get FREE admission to the museum that day by uploading a picture of you at the BMI with the Hashtag #BMIatWork !

https://www.peerspace.com/resources/instagrammable-places-baltimore/

Our list of the top Instagrammable places in Baltimore includes only a few of the places we love. It was a challenge to narrow them down! All in all, Baltimore offers visual curators plenty of Instagram-worthy adventures.

On Sunday, December 1 museum lovers around the world will shop their local museum stores and give gifts with purpose.Thi...
11/22/2019

On Sunday, December 1 museum lovers around the world will shop their local museum stores and give gifts with purpose.

This is a perfect day to find unique holiday gifts while supporting your favorite museums.

The BMI Museum Store has something for everyone, and most of our items are made by local Baltimore artists. BMI Members, don't forget to use your 10% discount!

If you could have a reproduction of a historic item, what would it be?For anyone who said the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad ...
11/21/2019
The fancy blue-and-white china from the old B&O Railroad dining cars is back, as heavy-duty paper plates

If you could have a reproduction of a historic item, what would it be?

For anyone who said the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad dining-car china, which is considered one of the nation’s most beautiful china patterns that dates from the golden age of railroad travel, you are in luck! This iconic pattern is back...as heavy-duty paper plates!

Interested in these affordable and gorgeous reproductions? Visit the BMI museum gift shop!

The legendary Baltimore and Ohio Railroad china is back. Well, at least one piece of it, and it's paper. The reproduction is the brainchild of retired CSX executive E. Ray Lichty, who, with his wife, Judy, also collects the real thing.

Beer Fact:  Baltimore breweries have always served as community spaces, from Mary Pickersgill sewing the flag that would...
11/20/2019

Beer Fact: Baltimore breweries have always served as community spaces, from Mary Pickersgill sewing the flag that would inspire the “Star-Spangled Banner” on the floor of Brown’s Brewery in 1813 to the Belvedere Hotel doubling as a speakeasy.⠀

Come celebrate Baltimore's rich brewing history at Baltimore Beer Night!⠀

https://buff.ly/2nANCfQ

Maryland’s relationship with the video game industry has grown over the years and EliteGamingLive (EGL), an esports leag...
11/20/2019
Esports tournament at Maryland Hall aims to push students toward STEM through video games

Maryland’s relationship with the video game industry has grown over the years and EliteGamingLive (EGL), an esports league, is preparing a new generation of coders, engineers, and graphic designers by promoting STEM fields through video games.

About 30 students from Annapolis and Bates middle schools, crowded around three computer monitors at Maryland Hall Saturday to participate in an EliteGamingLive esports tournament. EGL is a learning tool that helps identify kids' strengths and career interests through video games.

Joan Persing, whose family rented a stall in Broadway Market from 1947-1968, visited the BMI today and donated items to ...
11/18/2019

Joan Persing, whose family rented a stall in Broadway Market from 1947-1968, visited the BMI today and donated items to our collection! We are thankful for people like Joan who preserve and share not only their family history, but Baltimore history with the BMI!

#BMIatWork

Since 1748, when John Leonard Barnitz, a German immigrant, established the city’s first brewery, Baltimore has been brin...
11/14/2019

Since 1748, when John Leonard Barnitz, a German immigrant, established the city’s first brewery, Baltimore has been bringing communities together over pints of delicious beers perfected by local breweries.

Learn more about Baltimore's delicious history and get a taste of Charm City's finest at Baltimore Beer night!

https://buff.ly/2nANCfQ

Six-year-old scientist and entrepreneur, Gracyn, is a top 10 finalist in Ellio’s Pizza Phenomenal Kids Scholarship compe...
11/13/2019

Six-year-old scientist and entrepreneur, Gracyn, is a top 10 finalist in Ellio’s Pizza Phenomenal Kids Scholarship competition!

A friend to the BMI, we first met Gracyn at the Baltimore Children's Business Fair -- she embodies so much of the spirit of the museum, innovation, and entrepreneurship. To learn more check out Gracyn's Science Lab !

Support Gracyn by watching her video here:

https://ellios.com/phenomenalkids/

Voting ends Dec. 3

Out of the hundreds of Liberty ships that were produced during WWII, there are only two fully operational Liberty ships ...
11/13/2019
A rare Liberty ship has been part of Baltimore history since World War II. Now its home here is in jeopardy.

Out of the hundreds of Liberty ships that were produced during WWII, there are only two fully operational Liberty ships left in the US-- one of them resides in Baltimore.

The SS John W. Brown is looking for a new berth, read more about this historic ship and Baltimore treasure and learn how you can help!

bit.ly/2Kh4ZKP

The Baltimore Liberty ship S.S. John W. Brown's time in its home port might be coming to an end.

What's brewing at the BMI? It's Baltimore Beer night! 🍻Immerse yourself in Baltimore’s brewing industry—past and present...
11/08/2019

What's brewing at the BMI? It's Baltimore Beer night! 🍻

Immerse yourself in Baltimore’s brewing industry—past and present—during this discussion with local brewers and reception featuring tastings from each company.

Charm City Meadworks
Checkerspot Brewing Company
Diamondback Beer
UNION Craft Brewing
Monument City Brewing Company
Heavy Seas Beer
Key Brewing Co.

COST $40 members / $45 non-members

Visit our website or visit https://buff.ly/2nANCf for more info.

Have kids interested in building robots, cars, and hovercrafts? Interested in getting your students to participate in th...
11/07/2019

Have kids interested in building robots, cars, and hovercrafts? Interested in getting your students to participate in the Maryland Engineering Challenges but not sure where to start?
The BMI is hosting a Coaches’ Information Session on Nov. 13 from 4 to 7pm!

Drop in throughout the evening to meet the engineers who judge each Challenge. They will answer questions, demonstrate past projects, and explain requirements.

This Session is not required and there is no cost to participate.

Registration is encouraged. Email [email protected].

To learn more about MEC visit https://buff.ly/2rm2xfp

‪The Patapsco River & the Chesapeake Bay play a huge roll in Baltimore’s history & success. Thanks to Waterfront Partner...
11/04/2019
Baltimore's fourth trash wheel to be built at Gwynns Falls stream - Baltimore Business Journal

‪The Patapsco River & the Chesapeake Bay play a huge roll in Baltimore’s history & success. Thanks to Waterfront Partnership ‘s Healthy Harbor Initiative, a new trash wheel will be installed at the mouth of Gwynns Falls, helping to clean and protect our waterways.‬

http://bit.ly/33iWGW4‬

The Waterfront Partnership is accepting name suggestions for the new trash wheel. What's your idea?

Got a late start planning your company holiday party?  We have 3 prime dates remaining in December but they won’t last l...
11/01/2019

Got a late start planning your company holiday party? We have 3 prime dates remaining in December but they won’t last long. Book a tour with our events department today: [email protected]

‪Happy Halloween from our spooOOky BMI Staff! 🎃👻‬#Halloween2019
10/31/2019

‪Happy Halloween from our spooOOky BMI Staff! 🎃👻‬

#Halloween2019

10/27/2019

Due to rain, today’s food truck event is canceled. Stay tuned for a new date!

We loved this article from Martha Stewart weddings; having backup plans for bad weather is always a must--especially in ...
10/25/2019
4 Fall Wedding Mishaps You Can Easily Avoid

We loved this article from Martha Stewart weddings; having backup plans for bad weather is always a must--especially in Maryland! At the BMI, our wall of windows overlooking the harbor provides a gorgeous backdrop so you can pay attention to other event details... besides the forecast! Check out our website to learn more about how you can make the BMI your prime location for special events! http://www.thebmi.org/facility-rental/

https://www.marthastewartweddings.com/623441/fall-wedding-mishaps-to-avoid?did=448585-20191025&utm_campaign=msw-october_relationship-builder&utm_source=marthastewartweddings.com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=102519&cid=448585&mid=2580093

With a little bit of planning ahead.

‪Charm City certainly has an impressive list of places to visit- make the BMI one of them!  ‬‪ourcommunitynow.com/attrac...
10/25/2019
Adventures In Maryland: Baltimore Museum of Industry

‪Charm City certainly has an impressive list of places to visit- make the BMI one of them! ‬

‪ourcommunitynow.com/attractions/adventures-in-maryland-baltimore-museum-of-industry #OCN‬ #Baltimore

The Baltimore Museum of Industry showcases several early American industries including steel, textiles, canning,and printing.

The Jewish Museum of Maryland ‘s upcoming exhibit “Scrap Yard: innovators of recycling”  explores the often underappreci...
10/23/2019
Jewish Museum of Maryland Exhibit Explores the History of the Scrap Industry - JMORE

The Jewish Museum of Maryland ‘s upcoming exhibit “Scrap Yard: innovators of recycling” explores the often underappreciated industry of scrapping. Turning waste into opportunity, Jewish immigrants launched the scrapping industry forward, transforming waste disposal and recycling in America, leading to socio-economic success for their communities.
#ScrapYard

http://www.jmoreliving.com/2019/10/21/jewish-museum-of-maryland-exhibit-explores-the-history-of-the-scrap-industry/#.XbCW-2l8Fw0.twitter

The Jewish Museum of Maryland's new "Scrap Yard" exhibit explores the role of American Jews and other communities in the scrap business and how the industry has evolved.

10/19/2019

The museum will open at 12:00pm today, Saturday, Oct 19, due to the Baltimore marathon. Good luck to all the runners!

Thanks to everyone who turned out in celebration of the newly renovated crane. We were honored to have friends, donors, ...
10/12/2019

Thanks to everyone who turned out in celebration of the newly renovated crane. We were honored to have friends, donors, and supporters attend, including U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Maryland Senator Bill Ferguson, Mayor Jack Young, and Councilman Eric Costello. Thanks to everyone who helped support the renovation of this important historical artifact.

September 15 to October 15 is Latinx Heritage Month and October is Baltimore Architecture month! To celebrate both, the ...
10/10/2019

September 15 to October 15 is Latinx Heritage Month and October is Baltimore Architecture month! To celebrate both, the BMI would like to put the spotlight on the Belnord Theatre!

Designed by architect William O. Sparklin and built in 1921, the Belnord theater was one of the larger movie theaters in Baltimore a the time, seating over 1,200 people, and was a shining example of Baltimore's thriving movie industry during the early half of the 20th century. After the theater closed in 1969, the building was repurposed as a grocery store, a furniture store, and has most recently been purchased by CASA , the largest Latinx and immigration advocacy organization based in the Mid-Atlantic region.

CASA purchased the building as a part of their Baltimore Capital Campaign, and plans to transform the historic Belnord Theater into a center dedicated to providing education and employment programs to the community’s immigrant and working-class families. To learn more about CASA and their Baltimore Capital campaign, visit their website at wearecasa.org

#LatinxHeritageMonth #HispanicHeritageMonth #BaltimoreArchitecture #Baltimore #CASADeMaryland

10/03/2019
Made In Baltimore

Thank you to Made In Baltimore for highlighting the BMI Gift Shop. Our Sales and Operations Manager, Kelly Edelmann, has done fantastic work creating a space that highlights the diversity of Baltimore Creatives!

Go check out their blog post about the BMI!

Packed with a wide range of locally-made products, the @baltimoremuseumofindustry gift shop uses store space to create a positive narrative about Charm City that doesn't shy away from the city's challenges. Come on down to Federal Hill to explore the museum, browse local makers in the gift shop, and check out the Saturday morning waterfront farmer's market. Want to know more about why the BMI gift shop is a @madeinbaltimoreprogram certified retailer? Read their profile on our blog, written by our summer intern, @jacobshookapicture madeinbaltimore.org/blog

This Saturday, we celebrate historic architecture as BMI partners with Doors Open Baltimore and brings you a presentatio...
10/01/2019

This Saturday, we celebrate historic architecture as BMI partners with Doors Open Baltimore and brings you a presentation by architect Tom Liebel on adaptive reuse of industrial buildings at 10am, followed by hands-on activities for kids led by AIA Baltimore’s Future Architects Resources Committee 11am-2 pm. FREE admission and parking.

Join us on Saturday Oct. 12 at 11am as we celebrate the completion of crane renovations with free museum admission, refr...
09/30/2019

Join us on Saturday Oct. 12 at 11am as we celebrate the completion of crane renovations with free museum admission, refreshments, and fun!

Our latest blog installment on the history of Bethlehem Steel is up, courtesy of BMI research historian and curator Jose...
09/26/2019
Building a Bridge of Ships: Fairfield Shipyard — The Baltimore Museum of Industry

Our latest blog installment on the history of Bethlehem Steel is up, courtesy of BMI research historian and curator Joseph Abel.

http://www.thebmi.org/building-a-bridge-of-ships-fairfield-shipyard/

Shortly after noon on September 7, 1942, some 20,000 workers and guests gathered alongside Way 12 at Bethlehem Steel’s Fairfield shipyard to witness an ancient ceremony. Following speeches by several dignitaries, Mrs. Annie Green, wife of Industrial Union of Marine & Shipbuilding Workers of Americ...

Visit us for FREE this Saturday, Sept 21 as we join Museum Day, when participating cultural institutions nationwide are ...
09/18/2019

Visit us for FREE this Saturday, Sept 21 as we join Museum Day, when participating cultural institutions nationwide are accessible at no charge for visitors who register and download a ticket using the link below. There's free onsite parking for visitors! https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/search/?q=

The BMI will host Bmore Historic 2019 on Friday, Sept. 27. This annual, one-day "unconference" brings together scholars,...
09/17/2019

The BMI will host Bmore Historic 2019 on Friday, Sept. 27. This annual, one-day "unconference" brings together scholars, students, professionals, and volunteers who care about public history, historic preservation, and cultural heritage in the Baltimore region. Details and registration at http://bit.ly/bmorehistoric19

Hey kids: visit the BMI farmers' market tomorrow and get a FREE apple from our friends at Tuckey's Farm!  The market is ...
09/13/2019

Hey kids: visit the BMI farmers' market tomorrow and get a FREE apple from our friends at Tuckey's Farm! The market is open 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

WEE WORKERS returns Tuesday, Sept 17 at 10:30am!  Preschoolers and their caregivers will explore the museum’s galleries ...
09/12/2019

WEE WORKERS returns Tuesday, Sept 17 at 10:30am! Preschoolers and their caregivers will explore the museum’s galleries through stories, songs, crafts, and pint-size tours with a different theme each week. To celebrate a new season of Wee Workers there is no charge for the program on September 17, however space is limited and advance registration is a must. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot.

After years of planning and fundraising and 5 months of restoration work, our 1942 “Whirley Crane,” which built Liberty ...
09/12/2019

After years of planning and fundraising and 5 months of restoration work, our 1942 “Whirley Crane,” which built Liberty and Victory ships at Bethlehem Steel’s Fairfield shipyard during WWII, is finally back together and looking beautiful in a fresh coat of paint!

Join us for FREE admission to the BMI at Community Night on Tuesday, 9/24, featuring music by the Dapper DJs, activities...
09/11/2019

Join us for FREE admission to the BMI at Community Night on Tuesday, 9/24, featuring music by the Dapper DJs, activities for kids of all ages, access to museum galleries, a screening of Linotype: The Film, and treats for sale by local vendors. FREE onsite parking, as always!

Stop by this event next week at Smyth Jewelers in Timonium and see why so many couples love the Baltimore Museum of Indu...
09/10/2019

Stop by this event next week at Smyth Jewelers in Timonium and see why so many couples love the Baltimore Museum of Industry as a wedding venue. For a sneak peek at some gorgeous weddings click here: http://www.thebmi.org/facility-rental/

BMI staff were privileged to visit the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia today, meet with their extraordinary s...
09/09/2019

BMI staff were privileged to visit the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia today, meet with their extraordinary staff, and collect ideas to bring home. Museums are not neutral spaces and ESP explores modern issues of mass incarceration, racism and the school to prison pipeline in a crumbling and chilling historic setting. Eastern State Penitentiary

Baby goats are back this Saturday at the BMI farmers market!  9am-1pm on Sat. Sept. 7. As always, enjoy FREE onsite park...
09/06/2019

Baby goats are back this Saturday at the BMI farmers market! 9am-1pm on Sat. Sept. 7. As always, enjoy FREE onsite parking.

BMI hosted a conversation with J.M. Giordano and Baltimore County executive Johnny Olszewski on the closing of the Bethl...
09/05/2019
Sparrows Point: Remembering the Legacy and History of the Steel Mills

BMI hosted a conversation with J.M. Giordano and Baltimore County executive Johnny Olszewski on the closing of the Bethlehem Steel mill, the effect on its workers, and Giordano's current photo exhibition at the museum. Listen to the talk here: https://thecounty.fireside.fm/2?fbclid=IwAR38LlsuJriIesyC1HFH-s-qaadqm9_P642VHStGlXb1iLqbo10sfgDd_VM

The steel industry in Sparrows Point not only created jobs, but also a way of life that built stable communities. Listen to host Dori Henry and County Executive Johnny Olszewski as they meet with local, award-winning photojournalist J. M. Giordano about his new exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of....

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1415 Key Hwy
Baltimore, MD
21230

Baltimore Museum of Industry is a stop on the new Charm City Circulator Banner Route and 1 block from the Lawrence Street stop on Fort Avenue on the Route 1 Bus.

General information

FREE onsite parking for museum visitors

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(410) 727-4808

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