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.

Last updated date : 29/09/2022
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
Musée Ampère

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".

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  • 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.
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Ampère House - Electricity Museum

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

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