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“OK but not the main attraction”
Review of Musee Electropolis

Musee Electropolis
Ranked #8 of 40 things to do in Mulhouse
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We came to Mulhouse to see the Car and Train Museums. This one rates number 4 on Trip Advisor and is next door the Train Museum so we thought why not. Ok. It's not terrible and includes a very impressive huge machine from the 1930's used locally for Electricity. But apart from that, most of the infomation given would be covered in any Science museum in larger cities. We stayed for just under an hour. Had a look around. Tried some of the demos and read some of the information on hand. (Not great for English speaking).
The staff were very nice and the place itself very well laid out. They have taken a great deal of time to try to make it as interesting as possible.
However after Trains and Cars in the same day, it would take a lot to keep you interested.

Thank AnselmColom
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

The museum is nice to visit with children, it has lots of interesting toys for them, plus some demonstration for Faraday Cage and Electrostatic tension, overall interesting- and JUST IN FRENCH. There are also some nice toys and games close to the exit of the museum to explain electricity for small kids, also very entertaining. The museum is screening an old movie- propaganda style, WW2 propaganda style-serious guys, the movie is old, boring and poorly made, not to say also very long. It is translated in French, English and German. I would avoid wasting the time with the movie, I would go straight for the tour and the toys at the end.

Thank David_Cr403
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

i went there with my young child, almost 6 years old, he was enjoying this visit.
You can find a lot of interesting things, to undeerstand the importance of elitricity in our life and how it helps us...
Children are not paying

Thank mcic1971
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Reviewed 5 April 2015

We did not have any child with us and we have already visited a few science museums with electricity sections (for instance in Milano, Italy and in Munich, Germany). Maybe due to these reasons, we have been disappointed. Indeed, compared to other museums, Electropolis has few ancient apparatuses; the much-advertised electricity show basically only shows to children that when "minuses" (i.e., electrons) are removed from materials, they want to come back and in so doing, they generate sparks. The spoken explanations (for instance at the entrance, with the model city and in the electricity show) are in French only. Almost no explanation is provided on how a nuclear power generator works; note that the France national grid relies heavily on nuclear power; maybe they are ashamed of it...From the show perspective, there is not even any big sparks generator, which is almost commonplace in similar museums. We'd save two parts only: the history of electricity, with a clear and interesting explanation of the role of the earliest scientists; and the impressive generator at the lower level of the museum.

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Reviewed 28 January 2015

I was actually reluctant to go here, given that I did not think I would be interested. However I was very pleasantly surprised to find it fascinating! Well presented, relevant and interactive, I learned heaps and thoroughly enjoyed the couple of hours we spent here.

Thank BendigoRobin
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