Boott Cotton Mills Museum, at 115 John St. at Lowell National Historical Park, is housed within the brick walls of a cotton mill built in 1873. Two floors of exhibits chronicle the age of Lowell's textile mills and the Industrial Revolution in general. On the first floor an orientation area gives way to a 1920s weave room containing 88 looms operating with the help of belts, shafts and pulleys.
Exhibits upstairs present Lowell's history from preindustrial days to the present. A slide presentation traces the development of the industrial age, and mill workers present audiovisual histories of their work and times.