The jewel of the Electropolis Museum’s collection: come and admire the great Sulzer-BBC machine, maintained every day just as it was in the first half of the 20th century.
The starting point for the creation of the museum, this gigantic steam generator weighing several tonnes, was saved from destruction in the 1980s, and with it the heritage of a bygone era. This characteristic technology of the period is presented primarily to tell the story of the men who worked there, through a multimedia spectacle. Listen hard: you can hear the sounds of the machine at work and the foremen’s whistles…
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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.
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