Madrid


National Science and Technology Museum


Contact details

Paseo de las Delicias 61
28045  Madrid  (Madrid)
infomuseo@muncyt.es
http://www.muncyt.es
Tel.:+34 916037401
Tel.:+34 916037400
Tel.:+34 916037405

Location

Autonomous region:
Madrid

Province/Island:
Madrid

Madrid


Description

A journey into scientific history

Here you can find an interesting collection that will help you understand technological evolution in Spain.

The National Science and Technology Museum is located in the old Madrid-Delicias railway station, and offers a selection of pieces dating from the 16th century through to the present day. They represent scientific and technological evolution and development from the Renaissance onwards. The oldest collections are those related with astronomy, mathematics, physics and geophysics. Special mention should be made of exhibits such as the Cross-staff by Walterius Arsenius, 1563, the 17th-century Astrolabe by Gemma Cornelli, an 18th-century Ramsden Telescope, extensive surgical material and a magnificent collection of sundials, along with another of 19th-century laboratory equipment. Also outstanding are the museum's industrial exhibitions, comprising machinery of all kinds, from a rotary newspaper press (1916) to vehicles, a large collection of gramophones, telephones, typewriters, radio equipment, televisions...

Designation:
National museum

Content:
Science and technology


Practical information

Schedule

From Nov 01 to Apr 30
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 10:00 to 17:00

Public holidays and Weekend
From 10:00 to 19:00
Closing days: Monday

From May 02 to Oct 31
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 10:00 to 19:00

Public holidays and Weekend
From 11:00 to 20:00
Closing days: Monday

Closed: 1, 6 January, 1 and 15 May, 24,25,31 December.

Prices

Admission free

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