Musée de l'optique

The optic museum

A splendid museum presenting both the art and technical advances of optics. It also highlights local technical heritage through the works of five Alsatian scientists.

Enhanced by the enchanted setting of the Optical Museum, over 450 objects describe the evolution of Optics during the last three hundred years, in vastly different fields encompassing Astronomy, Nautical Instruments, Topography, Microscopy, Laser and Holography. Unique in France, the Museum is proud of the regional technical heritage: several Alsatian-born mechanical engineers and scientists such as Jecker, Kalt, Thomas, Silbermann or Alfred Kastler, the Physics Nobel Prize, achieved international fame and greatly contributed to the development of Optics and of Precision Mechanics. The Museum was one of the laureates of the Alsace Foundation in 1993.

Additional information
  • Altitude : 192m
  • Distance to the nearest station (km) : 19
  • Price advantages :
    • Free for children (age limit) : 6
  • Type of visits proposed : Free visit
  • Languages spoken : French
  • Group headcount :
    • Maxi : 25

Horaires et dates d'ouvertures susceptibles d'être modifiés en fonction des circonstances. Prenez vos précautions.

  • Ouverture et service de vente proposé : Open to the public
  • Mesure de protections : Wearing a mask is mandatory

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