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Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments

Der Dresdner Zwinger, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 49146661
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Old time curiosities

If you have an interest in mechanical gadgets, this is your place. Most of the artefacts are still... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
Tamer H
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Bolu, Turkey
Early science museum

The very progressive ruler, Augustus the Strong, wasn't only interested in the arts (paintings and... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Margaret C
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 18 January 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
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Reviewed 22 December 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
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Reviewed 20 November 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

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Reviewed 9 October 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
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Reviewed 4 October 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
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Reviewed 27 May 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

Thank fe m
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Good place to visit if you like math, physics and astronomy. Lot's of beautiful old equipment. We really enjoyed it. Takes about an hour to visit

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum in late September. It wasn't as big as I had expected but was quite interesting nonetheless - the instruments on display are exquisite. We enjoyed it, but it's probably a bit overpriced for what it is as it takes no more...More

Thank Karly L
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

This museum is about mathematics. Or more specifically, instruments of math. It has a lot of them too. It is midem sized. It has 1 or 2 interactive exhibits that are pretty well designed to demonstrate the instrument. There is a wide plethra of instruments...More

Thank Ivy Y
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

As a scientist who is fascinated by historical scientific instruments, this museum was a blast! The explanations are in both English and German. A number of very well produced videos illustrate the operating principles of a number of the devices. There is a very nice...More

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