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Discover how electricity is generated

PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS

Jul 16, 2015 03:45 PM

The purpose of this museum is to enable all visitors to learn about the history of electricity in Andorra. The exhibition rooms are located on the ground floor of the FEDA hydroelectric power station building. This power station entered into service in 1934 and even today remains the main source of electricity production in Andorra.

The power station building is considered to form part of Andorran cultural heritage due to its granite architecture and to the fact that it symbolises the modernisation of the country. The museum is located in a key building that also houses the control and operations room, the nerve centre for electrical power in our country, where visitors can also see the turbines that generate electricity in action.

At present, the museum space is divided into two parts, one housing a permanent exhibition, the other devoted to temporary exhibitions on different themes. The permanent section in the MW Museum presents a more educational and historical view of electricity, with an exhibition of objects related to its development and a second space explaining what electricity is, where it comes from and how it is generated. There is also a section devoted to a chronological history of electricity in Andorra since 1909.

This area is completed by a room for educational experimentation, an interactive space where visitors can perform different experiments for themselves, and the engine room, an impressive facility that houses the hydro power station’s three generators.


Av. de la Bartra s/n.
AD200 Encamp
On the road from Escaldes towards Encamp
Tel: +(376) 739 111

OPENING TIMES

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY:
FROM 9.30 AM TO 1.30 PM
FROM 3 TO 6.30 PM

LAST GUIDED TOUR:
MORNING, at 12 NOON
AFTERNOON, at 5 PM

SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS:
FROM 10 AM TO 14 PM

LAST GUIDED TOUR:
12.30 PM

DURATION OF TOUR:
1 HOUR

GUIDED TOURS IN CATALAN, SPANISH, FRENCH AND ENGLISH
ADVANCE RESERVATION RECOMMENDED

CLOSED

NEW YEAR AND EPIPHANY
(january 1 and 6)

DAY OF CONSTITUTION
(march 14)

GOOD FRIDAY
(april 10)

INTERNATIONAL WORKER'S DAY
(may 1)

PATRONAL FEAST
(june 1)
ENCAMP LOCAL FESTIVITY
(june 20 and 21)
ASSUMPTION
(august 15)

ENCAMP FESTA MAJOR LOCAL FESTIVITY
(august 16)

SAINT MERITXELL
(september) 8

ALL SAINTS' DAY
(november 1)

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
(december 8)

CHRISTMAS DAY AND BOXING DAY
(december 25 and 26)

PRICES

GENERAL 5€
CONCESSIONS 2,5€
Groups of 10 people or more, CARNET JOVE youth card holders, pensioners and students.

FREE
Children under the age of 10, ICOM members and Andorran school pupils.

SERVICES

Guided tours
Audioguides
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Cloakroom
Adapted access

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