The Museum of Seismology and Earth MagnetismReturn
Type of site to visit : Museum and planetarium
Dates : During the schoolyear: 2 pm - 6 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays. By appointment for groups (20 people) throughout the year. Guided tours.
The Museum of Seismology and Earth Magnetism is housed in a building belonging to the Louis Pasteur University opened in 1900, and originally intended to be used as a central seismological station in Kaiser Wilhelm II’s German empire. Operational up until the 1970s, it was gradually replaced by more modern instruments based out in the Vosges hills.
The museum includes two separate collections of instruments: antique seismometers from the station and a series of devices used for measuring the earth’s magnetic field.