History of Electricity & Magnetism

Learn about the people, inventions and landmarks that have made electricity & magnetism history over the centuries.

Museum

Museum

From the world's first compass to the magnetic force microscope and beyond, we introduce you to a variety of instruments, tools and machines throughout history.
Pioneers

Pioneers

Get to know these pioneers who went down in history for their groundbreaking work, including scientists behind common terms such as Amp, Celsius, Kelvin, hertz and tesla.
Timeline

Timeline

Our timeline guides you through the highlights of electricity and magnetism across the globe and across the centuries.

Can you master magnetism's past?

Match wits with the MagLab as we try to fool you with this quick quiz on the good ol' days of electricity and magnetism.