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Ampère House - Electricity Museum


Last updated date : 30/06/2023

French scientist André-Marie Ampère (1775-1836) spent his youth on his family's estate 10 miles northwest of Lyon. His mansion now houses the Museum of Electricity.

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Across 11 rooms, discover historical douments, operating models of Ampere's basic experimets in electromagnetism. Other exhibits explain discoveries by Volta, Oersted and Faraday.
Also on display are electrostatic machines, generators, motors and telecommunication systems, as well as electrical lighting and photovoltaic technology.
Apere's work was so important that his name was given to the basic unit of electrical current, the "ampere".

Practical information


300 Route Ampère - D73 - 69250 Poleymieux-au-Mont-d'Or


English, French


Reduced price: from 4 €
Adult: 6 €
Child (6-12 years): 4 €.


Opening hours: Saturday from 14h to 18h, Sunday from 10h to 12h and from 14h to 18h, in July and August also open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 14h to 18h.


Ampère House - Electricity Museum

300 Route Ampère - D73 - 69250 Poleymieux-au-Mont-d'Or

04 78 91 90 77

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