Microscope Museum

Collection of antique microscopes and other scientific instruments



In this page, the microscopes in this collection can be accessed and are organised per type (e.g., similar functions and/or similar aspects of their forms), per period (until the third quarter of the 19th century, late 19th century to early 20th century, and after the second quarter of the 20th century), per maker or retailer (also by country of origin), and by reference number in the collection. By clicking on the images of each microscope, you will access more images and brief information about that instrument. Also available from the menu above is the “Donated instruments” link, taking to a page where microscopes and other items kindly donated to this collection are specifically highlighted and briefly described.