The Museum of Lodz University of Technology was established in 1985, the year of the University's 40th anniversary. The idea of its creation was put forward at the beginning of 1985 by docent Marian Mieszkowski, a close associate of the founder and first rector of Lodz University of Technology - Professor Bohdan Stefanowski.
The proposal to establish the museum was accepted by the Rector and the Senate. The unit was organized in cooperation with the Main Library of Lodz
University of Technology, while the Museum Council, which is part of the Senior Club, was responsible for its content. The regulations developed by the Museum Council were approved on November 8th 1985 by Prof. Czeslaw Strumillo, Vice-Rector for Science.
In 1992, in connection with the approaching 50th anniversary of Lodz University of Technology, the Museum Council was transformed into the Rector's Historical Commission, and by the decision of the Rector the Historical Unit of Lodz University of Technology was established. Its main tasks included collecting materials concerning the history of the University, managing all matters related to the Museum and developing publications concerning the history of Lodz University of Technology.
In October 2000, the Museum received new, more spacious rooms of 100 m2 in the building of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, where it is still located today. Moving the Museum to the new premises allowed for the simultaneous existence of a permanent exhibition showing the history of the University and the presentation of occasional exhibitions.
In October 2019, in connection with the 75th anniversary of Lodz University of Technology, the Rector, Prof. Sławomir Wiak, established the Museum of Lodz University of Technology as a general university unit subordinate to the Rector by Ordinance No. 52/2019.