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National Electronics Museum

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Address: 1745 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Phone Number: 410-765-0230

A small museum of electronics.

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I visited this museum with my teenager, and really appreciated the interactive exhibits that were available. These covered lots of topics in electronics and technology, but every... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this museum with my teenager, and really appreciated the interactive exhibits that were available. These covered lots of topics in electronics and technology, but every room had fun things to interact with, good plaques to read, and nice setups. A lot of material was from the military and space programs. Overall very cool. One of the few places... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in the area for business and took a trip over to past the time. I had a great time learning so many new facts about the electronics that have become almost like fossils to our generation. They have so many cool things to look at and you can get lost for hours in there just soaking knowledge up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited this museum today. It was very inexpensive, but so well-maintained. It was small enough that we could cover it in an hour or so before we had to go pick up my older daughter, but if you really take the time to read and take in each exhibited item or concept, I would say about... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Remember when phones only came in black and had a wire attached? There is an exhibit of electronic jammers. There is an interactive exhibit on visible vs. IR cameras. Have you ever seen a real life Gramophone record player? Have you kids ever see a radio that used vacuum tubes? I build my first radio using vacuum tubes. How many... More 

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Martinez, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We were staying at the hotel across the street from the museum and had some extra time and tried it. It turned out to be very interesting and educational. Anyone with an electronics, tech, military or even history background would love it.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is an amazing place. I was so surprised at the displays of items that are in use today that were actually conceived decades ago. . . Microwave technology, radar, sonar, surveillance. While their main focus is communications and surveillance they do touch on many other fields and have a wonderful research library. The nickname "Spy Museum" has been earned.

1 Thank Cynmos
Litchfield Park, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

What a very interesting museum! We had time to kill and visited this museum because it is close to BWI. It displays the history of communications, radar and electronic counter measures so far as, I suppose, is no longer classified. I was interested to learn that some things that I think of as more current technology dated back to the... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This museum works on many levels. Foremost is the appeal to the military techs, operators and equipment engineers responsible for maintenance, operations and design of the displayed equipment. While to others, viewing a collection of orange scopes and grey or black boxes is not interesting, to those of us who worked on this equipment this museum is nirvana. For the... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This place has the stuff from the old Westinghouse Radar facility near the airport. This is the real electronics - the avionics, jammer pods, radar sets, etc. There is even one of the original "Radar Ranges" (microwave oven). There is even some satellite electronics, computers, and under-water equipment . Most of the equipment dates from the Cold War period. it... More 

Thank Patrick S
Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

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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