This is the place to discover centuries of exploration, theories and inventions, up to the appearance of the electricity fairy. From intriguing machines to extraordinary experiments, discover the people and ideas that have made the history of electricity.

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From the mysteries of lightning in ancient times, to spectacular experiments in the 18th century, right up to the scientific and technological revolution in the 19th century, knowledge has progressed thanks to the rigorous observation of phenomena and passionate debates between scientists.

Discover the many theories of the pioneers of electricity, up to the major scientific discoveries of the 19th century.

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The revolution of everyday objects

Tie presses, washing machines, Art Nouveau radiators, or colourful plastic record players from the 1970s: travel back in time through a collection that is unique in Europe.


Family visits

Throughout the year, the Electropolis Museum offers specially tailored events and services for families