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National Electronics Museum
Based on 14 traveler reviews
volunteer staff - limited time open
May 12, 2014 by: stefhim from York, Pennsylvania
Interesting items and displays - got there at 1:30 on Sat. closed at 2, no discount for 1/2 hour rush thru.
What a shock! Better than I thought.
Apr 20, 2014 by: BmoreExplorer from Baltimore
I've known about this place for a while, but never found the time to visit until recently. They were hosting a robotics event, and I was impressed by the displays and how it was set up to appeal to a wide variety of ages. While at the event, I finally got to look at the exhibits and was surprised how large and well managed everything was. Since it was started by company employees, the exhibits focus mainly on military applications that deal with Westinghouse projects. The museum is active throughout the year, hosting special events, regular IEEE meetings, and a working amateur radio station. They also offer ham operator classes to the public. The museum may not be for everyone, but it is certainly very interesting and a good deal for the price of admission, which at this time is five dollars. They also have a pretty good web site.
A wonderful hidden Gem
Apr 18, 2014 by: Billibong64 from Severn, Maryland
This place is a wonderful, inexpensive place to visit for anyone. I guess it is more geared towards former Westinghouse employees or geeks that enjoy old radars, comm gear and cold war electronics, but it's is enjoyable for most age groups. There are some interactive toys and exhibits that would appeal to kids as well as adults, and lots of wonderful old electronics for the old ET's and electronics workers from all ages. This museum is a little difficult to find unless you're looking for it, its right on the corner of West Nursery Rd and near the Hilton. Very inexpensive, and a nice little gem.
If You Are At all a Physics or Radio/Electronics Buff Such as Myself, You Will Love It!
Dec 15, 2013 by: Vinny067 from Middletown, Maryland
Great place! I loved the outdoor displays of radar antennas from across the history of radar, including some rare non-parabolic dish types!
Nov 19, 2013 by: Bob_lxl from San Jose, California
I love this little museum. However, it is not for everyone. It is underwritten by Northrup and is very defense avionics focused. If you want to see radar systems and electronic counter-measures this is a must-see. On the broader appeal, they have a nice exhibit on the use of radar on the eve of Pearl Harbor and Ham radio.
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