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Arithmeum, Bonn

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The Arithmeum is a mathematics museum owned by the Forschungsinstitut für Diskrete Mathematik (Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics) at the University of Bonn.

It was founded in 2008 by the Director of the Institute, Bernhard Korte, who contributed his private collection of calculating machines.

The building's steel-glass facade - located at Lennéstrasse 2 - is meant to represent the "transparency of science".
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  • Fascinating museum with a great collection of machines, books and art. The history of counting and calculating explained. Recommended to join a guided tour. Our guide was brilliant. Wonderful...  more »
  • My son is a maths student so whilst in Bonn for a couple of days, couldn't miss a quick trip here Firstly, it's very cheap to get in, 3euros for me, and as my son is a student, just 2 for him. We...  more »
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  • Was dragged to the Arithmeum today by my engineer math loving husband: and to my surprise I really enjoyed it. The machines that were first invented and used were incredible. I had no idea. I really enjoyed the hands on displays. Definitely gave me a new appreciation for math.
  • Fascinating museum with a great collection of machines, books and art. The history of counting and calculating explained. Recommended to join a guided tour. Our guide was brilliant.
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