UPDATE: The New Britain Industrial Museum’s main building will be closed to the public until further notice in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You may reserve tickets to our new, socially-distanced exhibition space here.

Volunteers will continue to honor research requests during this temporary closure. Please contact us with any questions or concerns by emailing

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Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay well! We look forward to your visit after we feel it is safe to re-open our doors.


— updated Jan 7, 2021



The New Britain Industrial Museum opened at its new location at 59 West Main Street in December 2017, so stop on by!


•By appointment only.

Members, Donors (Burritt Circle and above) & Children 12 and under are FREE.


Is available on the street, or in the Municipal Garages located on Bank/Chestnut and Columbus Blvd./Washington Street.

There is no Charge for parking on street or in the Columbus Blvd./Washington St. garage AFTER 5pm.  The Bank/Chestnut St. garage charges until 8 pm on weekdays.  All parking downtown is free on Saturday and Sunday (all day).

The New Britain Industrial Museum is located 2 blocks from the downtown New Britain CTfastrack Station.
Link to CTfastrack information.

PLACES TO EAT in New Britain
Capitol Lunch ~ 510 Main Street
Criollisimo Restaurant ~ 340 Arch Street
East Side German Restaurant ~ 131 Dwight Street
Great Taste (Chinese) ~ 597 West Main Street
Grand Pizza & Restaurant ~ 136 Main Street
Mae Kong (Thai) ~ 26 Main Street
Mofongo Restaurant (Puerto Rican & American) ~ 260 Main Street
Riley’s Gourmet ~ 61 Glen Street
West Side Tavern ~ 586 W. Main Street

Polish Food:
Belvedere Cafe and Restaurant ~ 82 Broad Street
Cracovia ~ 994 West Main Street
Roly Poly Bakery ~ 587 Main Street
Starpolska ~ 252 Broad Street

Additional restaurant listings can be found on Urban Spoon.


New Britain Downtown District Visitors Center
New Britain Museum of American Art
Central CT State University (CCSU) Art Gallery
Art League of New Britain
Amatos Toy and Hobby Shop
New Britain Youth Museums
Walnut Hill Park
Rose Garden at Walnut Hill Park
Hole in the Wall Theater
Repertory Theater of New Britain

For other places to visit in Connecticut:
CT Museum Quest
Visit Connecticut