Admission is Free!

The New Britain Industrial Museum is located in Downtown New Britain on the first
floor of the:

CCSU/ITBD Building
185 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051

Public Hours:

Sunday, Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2pm-5pm
Wednesday: 12pm-5pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm

The museum is closed on major holidays and when Central CT State University (CCSU) is closed due to inclement weather.

The museum can be opened earlier or later by appointment.
Please call ahead if you would like to bring a group.

When you arrive at the CCSU/ITBD building, please press the buzzer to the left of the front door to be buzzed in. The museum is off the lobby on the first floor, at the end of a small hallway across from The American Savings Foundation.


View Larger Map of New Britain Industrial Museum

Click here for directions to the CCSU/ITBD Building

Click here for directions for returning to the highways from CCSU/ITBD



Parking is on the street, in the public lot next to the CCSU/ITBD Building or in the municipal garage behind the CCSU/ITBD building. The municipal garage can be entered from either Bank or Chestnut Streets. As of October 2016, parking on the street and in the municipal lot next to our building at 185 Main is free after 5 and on Saturday. Parking in the municipal garage, located behind our building at 185 Main, is free after 8 pm on weekdays and free all day Saturday.

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
Miss Washington Diner ~ 10 Washington 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