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American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA 01854

The American Textile History Museum tells America's story through the art, history, and science of textiles.

In our new interactive exhibition, Textile Revolution: An Exploration through Space and Time, you experience a fascinating world where you spin, weave, design and recycle your way through the art, science, and history of textiles. See how textiles are changing your world and influencing your daily life, from protective clothing for firefighters and soldiers to high-tech "shark skin" suits for Olympic swimmers. Try on a glove designed for the NASA space program. Be amazed at how many of the clothes you wear are made of wood, crude oil, or plastic soda bottles! Enjoy special exhibitions on a wide array of textile topics, and experience family-friendly interactive centers for hands-on fiber arts for all ages.


  • Family-friendly interactive centers
  • Hands-on classes for all ages
  • Special exhibits on a wide-array of textile topics
  • New interactive permanent exhibition, Textile Revolution: An Exploration Through Space and Time
  • Museum store with unique textile gifts

Easily accessible via Route I-495 North or South to exit 35C (the Lowell Connector). Follow the Connector to exit 5B Thorndike Street. Go through four traffic signals and look for the Museum immediately on the left. Turn left into the Museum parking lot. Free parking is available in the Museumís lot.

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Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Closed on holidays

Free for Museum members & children under 6
$8 for adults 17 and older
$6 for seniors, children 6-16, and college students with ID

Public Transportation:
The Museum is accessible by commuter rail (Lowell Line) from Bostonís North Station. Contact the MBTA at 1-800-392-6100, or for schedules and fares.