Electropolis Museum

The Electropolis Museum is first and foremost the story of a century-old machine. The story of a monster of cast iron, steel and copper which supplied electricity to a Mulhouse filtering plant until the middle of the 20th century. A true witness to the industrial heritage of Mulhouse, the Sulzer-BBC machine built in 1901 was saved from destruction in the 1980s by a group of enthusiasts who joined forces to create the Electropolis Museum. The adventure of electricity - Experience the extraordinary human, technical and industrial adventure of electricity in a trendy museum accessible to all.

55 rue du paturage

03 89 32 48 50

Visit to the Electropolis Museum


Come and discover this interactive museum, through numerous inventions in an electric universe! Observe the strange phenomena and be surprised by the many games for children!

The museum tells the story of a fascinating adventure, that of electricity. It began in Antiquity, and has continued through the centuries with numerous experiments, discoveries, theories and inventions... until today when everything is electric! Take part in experiments as they were practised in the 18th century and observe strange phenomena that will make your hair stand on end! Let yourself be seduced by the new multimedia show of "the great machine", a jewel of Mulhouse's industrial history. In the new space "An electric future", enter a new era to discover the links between electricity, climate and the new lifestyles of the 21st century. Especially for children: games, experiments, videos to understand how a battery, a light bulb or a motor works, to find out what happens when the current flows...

Horaires d'ouverture

  • open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm.
  • closed from 1 to 31 January, Mondays, Good Friday, 1 May, 1, 10 and 11 November, 25 and 26 December.
  • Closed at 4pm on 24 and 31 December.


For your information, during the winter months, the play stations hibernate, so the garden game is not available at the moment.

Public price
Adult : €10.00
Kid : €5.00
Price with the pass
Adult : Free
Kid : Free
Mystery and light

From 20 April to 5 May 2024

En famille


Children can discover the museum in a playful way, thanks to a game booklet about electric light available at the entrance. The Olympic flame is on its way to Paris and crosses paths with the electric light bulb. Together they'll explore the museum to find out how we got from the flame to the light bulb. Each room of the museum contains a riddle that visitors (accompanied by their parents) will have to solve. Each level has different riddles, making it an ideal outing for all the family. Although these booklets are self-guided, the presence and involvement of accompanying parents is essential. Two booklets will be available for visitors, one for 47 year-olds and the other for 8-12 year-olds.

55 rue du Pâturage
68200 Mulhouse

03 89 32 48 50


  • Hearing impairment
  • Mental disability
  • Physical disability

Access conditions

  • On the A36, take exit n°17 Mulhouse-Dornach and follow the signs for Musée Electropolis or Cité du Train.

  • TGV or TER, stop at Gare Centrale [Mulhouse], then take the tram in front of the station

  • tram 3 (direction Lutterbach) or tram-train (direction Thann St-Jacques), get off at the "Museums" station

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