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Created in June 1980, this museum houses an important collection of instruments and equipment, originating from different educational and research centres, testament to the evolution of science and technology, especially in Spain.
It is Spain’s national network of museums dedicated to all things science and technology, with centers in Madrid, Coruña and Alcobendas. Today, the Madrid center, on Paseo de las Delicias, is home to the museum’s main library, archive room and warehouse where some of the 15,000 pieces that form the museum’s collection are stored, including scientific equipment, technological equipment, transport vehicles, tools and machines from as far back as the 16th century (it can be visited on first Thursday of every month). Alcobendas center of the MUNCYT serves as the public face of the museum network. It hosts part of the main collection of the museum, as well as temporary exhibits and educational workshops which take place throughout the year.
The collections of scientific instruments later periods came from other educational institutions such as the Facultad de Ciencias Físicas de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid and other centers such as the Instituto Geográfico Nacional. It is by uniting these industrial collections that the museum has been completed, allowing knowledge and documentation of the evolution of technology, industry and engineering.