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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 companies 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.

Mobile App


Visitors to the Millyard Museum can enhance their experience by using a new mobile tour app as they explore the museum.  Built with technology provided by OnCell, a leader in the mobile app space for museums and destinations, the app allows visitors to learn about the history of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked there.   The mobile tour consists of 18 different stops in the museum's permanent Woven In Time exhibit.  Each stop features original audio, historic imagery, and a written introduction, and goes beyond the information presented in the exhibit.  The stops expand on one aspect of the story, providing detail that visitors wouldn't otherwise learn about. 

The app is available at for viewing and visitors can use their personal smartphones and tablets onsite or from anywhere to access the content.  



The Millyard Museum is open to the public year-round, 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 MHA 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.

 The Millyard Museum will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, in observance of Christmas.

 Please note: masks are optional at this time, and social distancing is encouraged.  Please do not visit the museum if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. 


The Millyard Museum is located in Mill #3 in the historic Amoskeag Millyard.  Take I-93 to I-293. From 293 North, take Exit 5 (Granite Street and Downtown). Turn 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.  Please note: visitors must use the Commercial Street entrance.  The Bedford Street entrance is currently closed. 


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
(rates effective 9/1/2022)



Seniors (65+)


College Students



Children (12 – 18)


Children (under 12)


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!

         Millyard Museum Fun Book

         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.  We also offer a dual Saturday pass for both museums.  Click here for more information.





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