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Museum of Early Engineering Technology

The Museum of Early Engineering Technology is located in the historic house of David Bushnell, inventor of the submarine.

MUSEUM OF EARLY ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
121 South Main Street, Westbrook, CT 06498

The Lee Company’s Museum of Early Engineering Technology is open for visits by appointment only. Please call or e-mail us ahead of your visit if you are interested in requesting a tour.

In Honor of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing (7/20/1969)

  • Slide Rules & Calculating Devices
  • Early Computers
  • Replica of David Bushnell's "Turtle" –
    The First Operational Submarine
  • Lots of Space Program Hardware
  • Antique House – Built in 1678

Westbrook native David Bushnell (1740 - 1826) created the world's first submarine. The "Turtle" was deployed in 1776 against the British Navy, earning Bushnell a commission from George Washington.