Massachusetts Institute of Technology / MIT Museum
Building N51 265 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
Open Daily 10am – 5pm / Closed Major Holidays
The MIT Museum is closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
Hart Nautical Collections
The original purpose of the Hart Nautical Museum was to support the teaching of naval architecture and marine engineering at MIT. Since its inception over eighty years ago, the collection has developed into one of the most important archives of nautical technology in America. The current focus of collecting is documenting MIT's substantial involvement with ocean technology development and building on the strength of our existing collections.
The Hart Nautical Collections
The collections consist of artifacts, books, plans, photographic materials, models, marine art, and technical records. The following link to Hart Nautical Collections List takes you to a detailed summary listing of these collections and available finding aids.
The Hart Nautical Collection is open to researchers by appointment only, Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For access to collections, contact the curator.