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Millyard Museum

Welcome to the Millyard Museum!  

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Operated by the Manchester Historic Association, the Millyard Museum is housed in Mill No. 3 at the corner of Commercial and Pleasant Streets in the historic Amoskeag Millyard. The Museum features the permanent exhibit, Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, that tells the story of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked here. The story starts with the native peoples who fished at Amoskeag Falls 11,000 years ago and continues with displays on the area's early farmers and lumbermen, and the beginnings of industry in the area.

The exhibit then focuses on the story of the development of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. This powerful corporation would become one of the largest textile producing company in the world, employing over 17,000 people, including immigrants from many countries. The company's vast brick millyard still dominates the cityscape today. The story continues into the 20th century, as innovative businesses flourish in the city and new groups of immigrants come to Manchester to start new lives.

The Museum's Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery features rotating exhibitions on a variety of topics.  The Millyard Museum also features the Discovery Gallery, a multi-purpose space used for school groups, family programs, lectures, temporary exhibits and other activities.

Hours

The Millyard Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Manchester Historic Association members are admitted at no charge. Show your receipt from the Millyard Museum and get free admission to the Research Center. 

The museum is closed on some national holidays.  Notice will be posted below regarding any planned closings. Please call (603) 622-7531 if you have any questions.  

Directions

The Millyard Museum is located in Mill #3 in the historic Amoskeag Millyard.  There are entrances on both Commercial Street and Bedford Street.  Take I-93 to I-293. Take Exit 5, Granite Street and Downtown, off of 293. Go right on Granite Street to the 1st set of lights and take a left onto Commercial Street. Mill #3 is on the right hand side about a block down, just past the intersection with Pleasant Street.  The Millyard Museum is on the first floor, south end of the building. 

Parking

Free parking is available in the lots adjacent to the building in the front (200 Bedford Street) and rear (Commercial Street) sides of the building.  On street metered parking is also available on the streets surrounding the building.

Admission Fee

Adults

$8.00

Seniors (62+)

$6.00

College Students

$6.00

 

Children (12 – 18)

$4.00

Children (under 12)

Free

Discounted admission fees are available for groups and for clients and staff of social service agencies. Guided tours of the Millyard Museum for groups are also available for an additional fee. Reservations are required. Please call (603) 622-7531 for details.

Gallery Games

History can be a tough subject in which to get kids engaged.  If you are planning on bringing young kids to the museum, use one of these games to make your visit fun and interesting for everyone!  Print out a copy of the game to bring with you, or grab a copy from our front desk when you get here!

          My History

          Scavenger Hunt

          Mystery Objects

SEE Science Center in same building

While planning your visit to the Millyard Museum, you may also want to plan a visit to the SEE Science Center, which is located in the same building on the fourth floor. The Manchester Historic Association has reciprocal membership with SEE.

Part of the 2016 Fun Pass!
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