The mission if the Charles River Museum of Industry is to encourage and inspire future innovation in America. We do this, through our collections and programs, by exploring the historical impact of industry on American culture, by examining the dynamic process of innovation, by celebrating our location in Waltham as a foundation of the American Industrial Revolution, by connecting the expertise of older generations with the inquisitiveness of young people, and by delighting audiences of all ages with an engaging museum experience.
The museum exhibits explore the textile industry, watch and clock industry, steam power, transportation, and other interesting pieces from our industrial history. We have a working machine shop. We invite individuals, and all groups including school groups to visit our the Charles River Museum of Industry.