American Textile History Museum
Lowell, MA 01854-4221
Best Downtown Museum:
A Smithsonian-affiliated institution, this museum brings to life America’s Industrial Revolution. All eras of history are represented here through raw materials, machinery, brilliant displays of clothing, period photographs, and hands-on samples for visitors to touch and feel.
Come explore a new and exciting American Textile History Museum, where you’ll spin, weave, recycle, and design your way through history. Maneuver the controls of a real single-engine plane, weave on an authentic hand-loom, and try on a firefighter’s flame-resistant coat. From a bicycle made from carbon fiber to clothing made from recycled plastic soda bottles, you’ll see firsthand how textiles impact your world every day. Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Yankee Magazine April 2003
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