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Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

Open Hours
Monday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Closed through January 24th, 2022


This member organization reopened to the public on November 26, 2021. Make your reservation here: https://hmsc.harvard.edu/visit.

The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments contains over 20,000 objects dating from about 1400 to the present. A broad range of scientific disciplines are represented, including astronomy, navigation, horology, surveying, geology, calculating, physics, biology, medicine, psychology, electricity, and communication. Significant instruments, made obsolete by new technologies, continue to be incorporated.

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