Follow the fascinating progression of plumbing through the centuries at The Plumbing Museum, where exhibits include artifacts from the 19th century, evolving plumbing systems, and diagrams of various plumbing technologies. Come explore our exhibits, appreciate history, and experience a new kind of Americana!

The museum is dedicated to the heritage of the plumbing industry and is driven by its mission to educate generations, both young and old, about work in the trades.


Since 1979, The Plumbing Museum has attracted plumbers, tradesmen, and curious visitors from all walks of life. The museum offers a unique, trade-specific take on American history and stands as a tribute to the plumbers, engineers, and inventors whose hard work and creative spirit have contributed so much to the betterment of our society.

In the 1950s, Charles Manoog began collecting antique commodes, claw-foot tubs, ornate sinks, and other plumbing items. In 1979, his son Russell established the American Sanitary Plumbing Museum for these items in Worcester, Massachusetts. After their retirement, Russell and his wife Bettejane went in search of a family organization to carry on the stewardship of the museum.


The historic atmosphere of The Plumbing Museum features many items that date back to the eighteenth century. Visitors travel through history and see the development of piping technology through the decades.

Dated 1928, this was one of the earliest dishwashers used in the U.S.


Make an impression on your guests by holding a private function, wedding, business meeting, or corporate event at The Plumbing Museum! Just steps away from the Charles River, The Plumbing Museum is a short 10 to 15 minute drive from downtown Boston and offers a unique and historic setting that is sure to complement your next gathering.