EOST Jardin des Sciences
Université de Strasbourg
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Open during school terms
Wednesdays and Saturdays
From 2 PM until 6 PM
Free admission - Guided tours

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The Museum of Seismology and Earth Magnetism is located in the building which was inaugurated in 1900 as a central seismological station under the German emperor William II. This seismological station, in use until the 1970s, was progressively replaced by more modern equipment, in the Vosges mountains where there is far less noise than in Strasbourg.

Two independent collections of instruments are found in the museum: the station's old seismometers, and a series of apparatus used to measure the earth's magnetic field. Wall presentations and educational and historic documents give the visitor an overview of geophysics in the areas of seismology and Earth magnetism.