National Museum of Science and Technology (MUNCYT)

Local nameMuseo Nacional de Ciencia e Tecnoloxía (MUNCYT)
LocationA Coruña, Spain

The National Museum of Science and Technology is a Spanish technology museum dedicated to technology promotion and preservation. It owns a collection of more than 17,000 scientific instruments, technological devices, vehicles, machines and industrial tools from the 16th century until nowadays.The museum was established on June 30, 1980 and its first location was opened on 1997 in the old Delicias railway station building in Madrid sharing premises with the Railway Museum. The museum current main exhibition hall is in La Coruña, opened on May 4, 2012., with a second exhibition hall in Alcobendas, opened on December 12, 2014.Among the pieces in display at La Coruña are the prototype of the "Mechanical Encyclopedia", the 1949 mechanical precursor to the electronic book, by Spanish inventor Ángela Ruiz Robles, the Fresnel lens used between 1857 and 1904 at the…

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Coordinates 43°22'23.399" N -8°25'13.264" E

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