Physics Museum of the University of Coimbra

Versão portuguesa

Acrobat illustrating the state of equilibrium
62,1 x 22,5 x 20 Carved, painted and gilded wood, brass and iron


  • New VR movies.
  • More than 50 new instruments in the catalogue.
General Information
Brief history, opening hours, location, contacts.

Ingenuity and Art
Visit the collection: 150 instruments shown through pictures, schemes, texts and animations.

Virtual visit
Rooms and objects in three dimensions (requires QuickTime 4).

Tribute (pages in portuguese)
The Physics Museum is most indebted to Mário Silva and Rómulo de Carvalho

Digital Library on the History of Physics
Pierre van Mussenbroek: Cours de Physique Experimentale et Mathematique, 3 volumes.

Coming soon
Catalogues, videos, T-shirts, postcards.

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