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National Electronics Museum

Address: 1745 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Phone Number: 410-765-0230
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: A small museum of electronics.
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: A small museum of electronics.

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Carnation, Washington
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91 reviews 91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was a real surprise! It covered the development of electronics from Edison & Tesla to advanced missile and aerospace technology and everything in between. Allow a couple of hours to view all the exhibits and displays. Well worth the visit!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

If you have kids that you want to be influenced with the history of advanced technology, this is a great museum to have them visit. This is a museum specifically focused on electrical engineering, and the timelines of history of electronics progress. Exhibits on the fundamentals of electronics, the rapid advancement during WWII, The Cold War, Vietnam.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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119 reviews 119 reviews
71 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice lil' place if you are looking for an uncrowded museum. My faves are the old phonographs. Great to show the youngsters but the rest might be too technical for them to enjoy.

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York, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews 121 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Interesting items and displays - got there at 1:30 on Sat. closed at 2, no discount for 1/2 hour rush thru.

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Baltimore
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

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... More 

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Severn, Maryland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

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... More 

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Middletown, Maryland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
3 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Great place! I loved the outdoor displays of radar antennas from across the history of radar, including some rare non-parabolic dish types!

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San Jose, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

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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DC
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132 reviews 132 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Admission is cheap ($3 per adult) and the exhibits are hands-on and interesting. It's a great place for techie-types to visit. My favorite part was where you stand in front of a heat-seeking camera and can see the cold parts of your face on a TV screen. Very cool and entertaining place to see in the area.

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Arlington, Virginia
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307 reviews 307 reviews
124 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

The National Electronics Museum is a small - but dense - museum that is off the beaten path near a bunch of hotels near BWI Airport. The only reasons I found it were (1) I was staying at the Hilton down the street; and (2) there are some large old radar arrays displayed outside of the museum that used to... More 

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