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Museum Heim, Hengelo

Museum Heim, Hengelo

August 23, 2016

Hengelo is known for its many factories in the technical and electronical field. Hengelo is called the Industry Town or Metal Town, as opposed to Textile Towns like Enschede and Almelo. Worldfamous names like Stork (trains), Dikkers (steam engines), Heemaf (electrical), Thales (Signaal) (radar installations) and AKZO (salt).

Museum Heim, Hengelo

Technology museum HEIM (Hengelosch Educatief & Industrie Museum) is located in an old school, the Wilhelmina School at the Industriestraat. Heim tells the history of the above mentioned factories and others.

Museum Heim, Hengelo

'Forbidden not to touch!'

Museum Heim, Hengelo

These bright colors are used with an industrial weaving machine.

Museum Heim, Hengelo

The STORK department.

Museum Heim, Hengelo

At the memory of 25 years (1879-1904) of the Dikkers factory.

Museum Heim, Hengelo

Lots of complicated machines can be studied, sometimes in working condition.

Museum Heim, Hengelo

Outside of the museum you can see an original cooling tower.

Museum Heim, Hengelo

Turbines and meters.

Museum Heim, Hengelo

HEEMAF section.

Museum Heim, Hengelo

The school has been built in 1917 in Neo Renaissance style and has many nice stained glass windows.

Museum Heim, Hengelo

PTT (Post, Telegraph and Telephone) was a company from the national government. Nowadays mail and telephone are private commercial companies. And who still does know what a telegraph is?

Museum Heim, Hengelo

Microwaves and radiowaves.

Museum Heim, Hengelo

Radar and detection.

Museum Heim, Hengelo

A "modern" telegraph terminal.

Museum Heim, Hengelo

Children won't get bored in this museum. They get their own pass to play on several games and interactive machines. Children can also build their own electronics kit, under guidance of a grown up.

Museum Heim, Hengelo

One of the 'modern' touchscreen games children can play.

Note: All information is in Dutch, but there's a limited amount of text to read.

 

www.techniekmuseumheim.nl