Arithmeum, Bonn

4.6
#4 of 13 in Museums in Bonn
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 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".ExhibitionsThe permanent exhibit "Calculating in Olden and Modern Times" shows the progression of mechanical calculating machines through 1,200 pieces.It holds the very large, IJzebrand Schuitema 400 year collection of slide rules.There are also exhibits on very-large-scale integrated logic chips, historical arithmetic books dating back to Johannes Gutenberg's times, and the relationship between art and science.
Our Bonn route planner makes visiting Arithmeum and other Bonn attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Source
Create an itinerary including Arithmeum
map
Places to stay near Arithmeum
Arithmeum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
58 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • It is fairly complete but, in my opinion, no huge exhibition. All computing devices are chronological and well described. Several Exponata can be tried.
    View original
  • A mathematics museum? come on! Yet it is a surprisingly entertaining and engaging museum of calculating machines from cuneiform tablets to today's computers. I am of the pre-computer generation, proba...  more »
  • The evolution of the methods of calculating, boards with pebbles to computers. More than 300 devices, some allow manipulation. The concept of the Museum is an attractive: building transparent, stylized chairs/tables, armchairs, mentioning the use of geometry in art and architecture. I liked it, but I don't know if funny for those who don't care about math.
    View original
Google
  • Very good collection of historical calculating devices. I would recommend that there should be more arithmetic activities for children.
  • A terrific collection of mechanical computing equipment. Plan on spending half a day, since there is so much to see and learn.
  • Really interesting museum for calculating machines since Mesopotamia to chips
  • Great Collection.
  • Very nice Museum for mathematicians, computer scientists and otherwise technically enthusiastic people. For all, in particular for laymen, is recommended to join a guided tour. Sunday from 11Uhr. Very worthwhile.
    View original

Plan your trip to Bonn

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.