The museum, founded in 1982, exhibits many aspects of ancient and contemporary technology, including how technology has shaped human history and daily living.
The museum provides an engaging learning environment for all ages because of the Science Centre Spectrum, daily demonstrations of historical tools and models, and various guided tours.
The German Museum of Technology, which opened its doors for the first time in 1982, takes visitors on an engaging exploration of the history of technology. A total of 25,000 square meters are dedicated to exhibitions on communications, manufacturing, energy, and transportation technologies, while the new glass structure showcases the history of shipping and aircraft. The library and historical archives are also located here.
In addition to the five main exhibitions of the German Museum of Technology (aerospace, navigation, rail transport, road traffic, and picture technology), there are smaller exhibits there on power, alcohol brewing, telecommunications, paper technology, writing and printing, and so on. Highlights include a hall of vintage locomotives, a reconstruction of the world's first computer from 1938, Konrad Zuse's Z1, a new aviation wing covering 200 years of German flight adventure from Hot Air Balloons to the Berlin Airlift, including the Rosinenbomber, and Foucault's pendulum in the entrance building.
The former railroad yard is now the location of a new permanent exhibition named 'People on the Move - Automobiles and Other Modes of Transport,' which includes 30 cars from various eras as well as carriages, motorcycles, and motorbikes. A total of 40 railroad cars are also housed in two old engine sheds. In the spring of 2005, the new Aeronautic and Space Collection was launched. Over 250 experiments showing the principles of science and technology are presented in the Spectrum Science Center (entrance Möckernstr. 26), which answers these and many more questions.
Since it's a highly 'hands-on' museum, visitors can do their experiments and observe others being created, learning about how technology has changed throughout history in a fun way. Various interactive games and activities provide personalized tours and guides for school groups and families that allow participants to learn by doing.
The museum park, located on the grounds of the old Anhalter station freight depot, displays the fusion of technology and the environment. It also has a historic brewery and a blacksmith shop where guests can observe the artisans at work. A water wheel and a windmill are also present.
Thanks to the Science Centre Spectrum, there is state of the art demonstrations of historical machinery and model. There is deployment of the most up-to-date exhibition techniques for displaying and using the exhibits, which may include: locomotives and planes, looms, jewelry-making and machine tools, computers, radios, and cameras; diesel and steam engines; scientific instruments; paper machines and printing presses; and much more.
The museum gardens are also worth a look, with windmills, watermills, and a brewery.
Trebbiner Str. 9, 10963 Berlin, Germany