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Electropolis Museum

In the heart of the industrial city of Mulhouse, venture to the Electropolis Museum to discover electricity. Immerse yourself in the history and evolution of electricity thanks to an interactive tour, rich in fun and instructive experiences. Ideal for the whole family, this museum is accessible to all, young and old.

The Museum

The museum tells the story of an exciting adventure, that of electricity. It begins in antiquity, crosses the centuries with many experiments, discoveries, theories and inventions… until today when everything is electric.

Participate in experiments as they were practiced in the 18th century and observe strange phenomena, to make your hair stand on end! Let yourself be seduced by the multimedia show of “the great machine”, a jewel of Mulhouse’s industrial history. At the origin of the museum’s creation, the Sulzer-BBC alternating current generator had been installed in 1901 by the DMC factory.

The collection was then expanded to more than 12,000 objects, of which a thousand are presented in the permanent exhibition. You will find both objects related to the scientific discovery of electricity and its industrial applications, from electrostatic machines to generator sets, as well as objects from the domestic sphere that illustrate the radical transformations that have taken place over the past century in the areas of comfort, food preparation, communication and audiovisual… It’s often very unusual!

In the “An Electric Future” space, step into a new era to discover the links between electricity, climate and the new lifestyles of the 21st century.

Especially for children, you will find games, experiments, videos to understand how a battery, a light bulb, a motor work, to know what happens when the current flows…

The Garden of Energies allows you to discover an exceptional electrical heritage such as the turbine of the Fessenheim power plant and Tomi Ungerer’s Wheel of Energies. And thanks to an outdoor layout and a fun trail, try to revive sleeping objects.

How to enjoy the museum?

55 rue du Pâturage
68200 Mulhouse

+33 (0) 389 32 48 50

GPS coordinates 47°44’56.59” N 7°17’42.558” E

Free parking nearby (at the Cité du Train)

Access by public transport:

Train: Mulhouse Dornach station 1.1 km away

Tram: Line 3 or Tram-Train, Museums station

Adults: 10 €

Children (- 4 years old): Free

Children (4 to 17 years old): 5 €

Reduced price (students – 26 years old, disabled person, job seeker, teacher): 8 €

Family (2 adults + 2 children 4 to 17 years old): 25 €

Tickets paired with the Cité du Train:

Adult: 19 €

Child (4 to 17 years old): 13 €

The Electropolis Museum is part of the Mulhouse City Pass! Take advantage of an attractive rate to visit this park and enjoy many other benefits.

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