Museum of History & Industry, Seattle

4.5
#6 of 22 in Museums in Seattle
Discover for yourself the history and tradition of Seattle and the American Northwest at Museum of History & Industry. Inside the museum you'll find one of the most comprehensive collections of artifacts in the whole region. See the first Boeing commercial plane, take a look through the original World War II submarine periscope, and travel through Seattle's history from the city's beginnings to the modern age. In addition to the permanent displays, which show just a fraction of its collection, the museum regularly sets up themed exhibits (look up the schedule online before you arrive). The museum is easily accessible via public transportation, and there is also designated parking for visitors who arrive by car, as well as the historical wharf for those who prefer to sail in. Find out how to plan Seattle trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • This is a great place to go mid-week in the winter. Crowds are down and parking is available. Paid parking is available right in front of the building. This is the first time I've been to the MOHAI si...  more »
  • Learned a lot about Seattle at this museum. Had time constraints so couldn't see it all. Would plan on 3 hours minimum to do it justice.  more »
  • Very approachable history of Seattle peoples and industries. Well presented and curated collection. Some memorabilia are well known from our time here, others go back to the Gold Rush or Native Americ...  more »
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  • Great place to truly appreciate Seattle's history and it's thriving role in the innovation of the 21st century. Really need quite a bit of time to really get through the entire museum. Had a cool exhibit of all the innovative ideas that came out of Seattle, as well as Seattle's history involved with the First Nations and new settlers. Cool location right on the banks of Lake Union with lots of sea planes taking off and landing, as well as cool views of the skyline to the South. Highly recommend
  • Really well planned and well executed exhibits. The displays were instructive and interactive. Would totally recommend if you have friends in town or if you haven’t been yet! There are historical ships in the shipyard out front that you can go in and visit as well. Look out for parking though, it’s often completely full so look for parking to the west in front of the argosy cruises.
  • Great place to see Seattle and greater Seattle history, love the exhibits showing off the history of the area. The temporary exhibits are a bit underwhelming, it's currently on pets which really doesn't make sense and the exhibit looks like it was hastily thrown together. You really only need to visit this place once which is great, but with diminishing value each time you come back.
  • This museum has something for everyone. Traveling through the history of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The museum is a little large, but they mix it up with things like the Seattle fire musical/movie.
  • This is a fantastic place for children and families. All of the exhibits are interactive with sound, lights, and moving parts. It covers the history of the city from early European settlement right up to modern day. Time commitment is 2- 3 hours.
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