Learn about the history of Manchester, New Hampshire, formerly the home of the world’s largest textile company
About This Deal
Choose from Four Options
- $8.80 for museum admission for two ($16 value)
- $11.60 for family museum admission for two adults and two children ($24 value)
- for a one-year individual membership ( value)
- for a one-year family membership for two adults and two children ( value)
The Millyard Museum delves into the history of Manchester, New Hampshire, which used to be the home of the largest textile manufacturing company in the world.
- Permanent Exhibit: Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, which delves into the history of the area, from the native people who fished at Manchester’s Amoskeag Falls 11,000 years ago to the textile company that employed more than 17,000 people, including many immigrants.
- Special Exhibits: New Hampshire Landscapes - Paintings from the Permanent Collection and Northeast Airlines in New Hampshire
- Don’t Miss: walking among the old shops on the museum’s re-creation of Elm Street in its heyday
About Millyard Museum
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: 1871 Amoskeag Steam Fire Engine
Q&A with Eric Berger, Development Director
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
We tell the story of America's industrial revolution as it unfolded in Manchester, New Hampshire, which was once home to the largest textile manufacturer in the world. The museum's exhibits and displays are professionally designed and presented. We get positive comments and reviews from our visitors who come from around the United States and the world.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Being able to share with others American history through the history of Manchester and its wonderful mill buildings, which are truly exceptional.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The mill buildings in Manchester's Millyard District were all built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company over a period of 75 years. The company ensured that all the bricks be a uniform color to give a sense of unity and harmony. The Millyard is on the National Register of Historic Places, as are the nearby still-intact corporate housing clusters built by the company for its workers.