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Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments

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An unusual museum but one that was enjoyable.

This museum follows the history of several inventions over the years: clocks, globes, navigational... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
London, ON
Amazing Building amazing artifacts

Contained here are the technical treasures of a bygone age. If you appreciate clocks and mechanical... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
St Helens, United Kingdom
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Der Dresdner Zwinger, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

This museum follows the history of several inventions over the years: clocks, globes, navigational equipment and telescopes, among others. I really enjoyed it, my wife is not quite nerd enough :-)

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Reviewed July 17, 2018

Too many people, too crowded. I wish there was audio-guide, but when asked, we've got almost rude answer that everything is on the internet. Unfortunately wifi was slow as hell and I couldn't connect, so I gave up.

Thank PavelSuk
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Contained here are the technical treasures of a bygone age. If you appreciate clocks and mechanical instruments then this will be paradise for you. The level of detail and craftsmanship in some of these artifacts is mind blowing .... without them then we certainly would...More

Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
Reviewed March 17, 2018

As its name suggests, the museum contains lots of instruments related to mathematics and physics, such as telescope, clocks, etc. And it has a huge number of them from different era, and they are original too! (Hence, some of the description will say that it...More

1  Thank Timothy S
Reviewed January 18, 2018

If you have an interest in mechanical gadgets, this is your place. Most of the artefacts are still functioning and one can admire the huge amount of time the developers spent to refine their instruments for measuring time, location etc. It is also wonderful how...More

Thank Tamer H
Reviewed December 22, 2017

The very progressive ruler, Augustus the Strong, wasn't only interested in the arts (paintings and decorative arts), but also in the physical sciences. An entire wing of the Zwinger palace complex exhibits historic instruments: for astronomy, for measuring time (an entire hall of ancient clocks),...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed November 19, 2017

An interesting array of clocks and watches, then Earth and Cosmic globes, are contained in this area. From these we then saw ancient computing, surveying and astronomical equipment, most of which dated back to no later than the 1700s. A must visit for people who...More

Thank TheOldMacs
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

As a physicist, I just had to go to this museum. It has a huge collection of clocks and watches. In the astronomical hall you can see different globes and equipment used in early space exploration. The first floor has some bigger items. I wished...More

Thank Aušrinė J
Reviewed October 4, 2017

We didn't use the audioguide, but should have, but I was hoping to make this a quick trip to the museum, so I skipped it. I visited the museum with my 11-year-old daughter, and we both really loved it. There were quite a few well-done...More

Thank NicoleMe8
Reviewed May 26, 2017

A really interesting collection of old mapping tools with good explanations of how they worked and examples of the results. Some complex mechanical automatons with videos of them in action. Really outstanding

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