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Ampère House - 'Electricity Museum

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.
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".


Room hire, Shop


Picnic area, Car park, Coach parking, Secure parking

Langues parlées

English, French

Contact details

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

Tel. : 04 78 91 90 77


Adult: 5 €
Child: 3 €
Student: 4 €.

Opening times

Open every Sat. : 2 pm-6 pm and Sun.: 10 am-noon and 2 pm-6 pm. Open daily for groups on request.


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Lyon City Card L'accès à 22 musées de Lyon et ses environs est gratuit avec la Lyon City Card


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