The museum’s collection includes many scientific devices and instruments: measurement and experiment equipment in the electrical domain.

The industrial uses of electricity are also represented in the collection. The museum is primarily devoted to collecting and preserving the huge industrial heritage connected to the production and transmission of electricity, from the progressive creation of the French network at the start of the 20th century.

The museum is always looking for objects, clothes and tools connected with electricity-related professions and the different uses of electricity.

Circuit breakers

Ramsden static electricity machine, late 19th century

Leyde's bottles battery

Rotor of a turbo-alternator unit for electricity production, Fessenheim nuclear power plant

Volta pistol circa 1800

Pelton wheel

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Electricity from Antiquity to the 19th century

From intriguing machines to extraordinary experiments, discover the people and ideas that have made the history of electricity.


Family visits

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