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Address: 1745 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Phone Number: 410-765-0230
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A small museum of electronics.

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Geek Heaven!

I have been staying next to this place for years when in Baltimore on business and finally decided to take a look and glad I did. Very interesting for both the electronics... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Columbus, Georgia
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Columbus, Georgia
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513 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been staying next to this place for years when in Baltimore on business and finally decided to take a look and glad I did. Very interesting for both the electronics aficionado as well as the occasional user and we all fit that description. Heavy emphasis on military applications but the general consumer stuff is represented too. Definitely worth... More 

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Carroll
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Great place to learn about history of electronics - from telegraphs of old to modern communications. One of first microwave ovens is there. Mainly geared towards military uses with radar, sonar and other electronic detection, surveillance and jamming equipment. Lots of hands-on activities for kids big & small.

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We were staying next door at the Country Inns and suites and took the self-guided tour. A true museum that is laid out well and features many items without any razzle-dazzle. Worth a hour +/-

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Thank NYCityTransplant
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We saw this place next to our hotel, and we had an hour to burn. It was worth it! It educates the young while fascinating the older adults by making them just feel old :-). There are several hands-on exhibits to assist in the learning. There is so much to see and read, so an hour wasn't enough! It also... More 

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Best collection of vintage defense electronics I've seen. Set a side time if your interested in history and the defense electronics business. Also great for junior high/high school children.

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Pismo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

National electronics museum is a wonderful place to help understand the development of electronics in the 20th century. Displays of early development of telephone, Telegraph and Morse code transmissions. This gives you a concept of how we are able to function today with modern technology. The time spent in this museum shows you the development of where we are today.

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Thank Mary W
az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We enjoyed some of the hands on displays and also seeing the older technology up to more modern items used in aircraft guidance systems. Things were explained in detail and easy to get around the museum even with a wheelchair. Parking is on the side of the building. They had a seminar in one of the rooms the day we... More 

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This museum is a hands-on place. It introduces the young generation to electronics by coupling historical facts with operational equipment such as the Morse Code where kids can tap in the code and order a pizza! It is a great place for grandparents to take grandkids down Memory Lane as most remember when the mircowave came and when we listened... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had a great time with the hands on exhibits. Vintage electronics explained in a simple cohesive manner that makes it interesting for geeks and non-geeks alike. Some devices were displayed that I had only seen in books. Well worth the visit.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a great museum for the electronics aficionados in the family. Great documentation from beginnings with telegraph to present.

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