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Math Museum
City Giessen
Country Germany
Opening year 2002
Exhibition surface 1 200 m2
N. of exhibits 200+ (permanent), 250+ (temporary)
N. of visitors (yearly) 120 000
Address Liebigstraße 8,
35390 Giessen (Germany)

Mathematikum is one of the first math museums in the world, and it has had an undeniable influence in other math museums, both in Germany as abroad. It definitely opts for physical objects and an interaction driven from a visitor’s point of view, with many big exhibits that involve using the full body, and many mechanical artifacts. There are only 5 of the exhibits which are computer-based or electronic. All exhibits are designed in-house, and built and repaired by their own workshop. Additionally Mathematikum sells exhibits as part of its business.

Selected exhibits