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National Electronics Museum

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mrbillb211 wrote a review Oct 2019
Morton, Pennsylvania13 contributions9 helpful votes
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This museum houses mostly military electronics, e.g. radars and antennas, electronic countermeasures, jamming devices, missiles, signal processing, communications, air defense, antennas, etc., and even includes the original microwave oven, based on early radar magnetron tubes. Being an Air Force veteran who did ground-to-air radio equipment maintenance back in the 70's, I am a bit biased and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. The museum walks you through the history of electronics chronologically, There are interesting interactive devices for both kids and adults. If you take the time to read the posters in the exhibits, you'll get answers to a lot of questions that you never knew you had. You may even come away with a deep appreciation for the genius's of electronic design and how it has been keeping our country safe in so many ways. This is not everyone's cup of tea, for sure. I suspect that most of the younger generations probably won't find it interesting, especially if they spend most of their time immersed in cell phones. But true tech nerds of any age will enjoy it. The museum will highly appeal to past and present military techs engaged in the electronics of warfare and communications. If you're in the Baltimore area, this is in an industrial park very close to the BWI airport..
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Orioles-Ravens wrote a review Sep 2019
Maryland25 contributions
On Saturday, September 21, 2019. We visited the National Electronics Museum, located near The Baltimore Washington Airport at 1745 West Nursery Road in Linthicum, Maryland 21090. The National Electronics Museum was created by Westinghouse employees & founded in 1980. In 1996, Northrop Grumman bought Westinghouse and continued support for museum efforts. The NEM features an Educational Gallery with hands-on exhibits, displays of historical electronic equipment, including communications, radar, space and an Outside Gallery with Six Historic radar Antennas, spanning 75 years of radar development. There are 9 Galleries: Fundamentals Gallery, Communications Gallery, Early Radar - WWII Gallery, Cold War Radar Gallery, Modern Radar Gallery, Countermeasures Gallery, Underseas Gallery, Electro-optical Gallery, and Satellites: Transforming Our Lives Gallery. It is very interesting and takes about 2 hours to see all the exhibits. The museum has a small collection of souvenirs and gifts for purchase in the lobby. They do not sell food or soft drinks. There is an admission charge that includes Free Parking. . We highly recommend the NEM museum, especially if you are interested in electronics.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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BavarianatHeart wrote a review Aug 2019
Baltimore, Maryland33 contributions10 helpful votes
Take a walk through Electronic Warfare history by visiting the National Electronics Museum. I was equipment that I operated back in the 70s and 80s and did it ever bring back memories. I started telling stories related to using this equipment to my co-workers and had them either laughing or completely puzzled because they had no basis of understanding.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Bavarian_Ruffian wrote a review Jul 2019
Peterborough, United Kingdom160 contributions40 helpful votes
As seen in the Atlas Obscura, this place is truly unique. It is a modest museum, packed with a variety of electronics, communication devices, satellites, radars, and military weaponry from various time periods. There are several large rooms filled with the artefacts; several artefacts are hands-on or button operated. Outside, there is a small walking area in which visitors can view several pieces of military equipment and satellite dishes, set up as monuments to an era past.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Special Tee wrote a review Jul 2019
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I’d like to thank Shawn Wilson for the great breakfast I had this morning. Changing up the menu is always good, thank you Shawn, the food was delicious.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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