As X-rays accompany us since more than 100 years, there have been founded several museums and collections dealing with the history of X-rays or with the heritage of W. C. Roentgen. A list of these museums or collections is given here:


Museum Specialities Since when? Place?
Antique X-ray Tubes and Accessories Zahi N. Hakim's private collection of different types of X-ray tubes; visits after appointment possible

Since about 1968

Beirut, Lebanon

ARPANSA-collection Collection of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, including some X-ray tubes Melbourne, Australia
Belgian Museum of Radiology Belgian Museum of Radiology has an original feature: it is integrated into the daily activity of the medical imaging service of a hospital. 1500 exhibits.

Since 1990

Military hospital, Bruynstreet 2, 1120 Brussels, Europe

Boerhaave Museum (search: "rontgen") Boerhaave Museum of the History of Science and Medicine, 400 years of various sciences viewed in 24 rooms on two levels; including some X-ray tubes and medical imaging machines

Since 1991

Lange St. Agnietenstraat 10
2312 WC Leiden, Netherlands

Bulb museum Stanislav Slabyhoudek's bulb museum including X-ray tubes Kralupy nad Vltavou (30 km from Prague), Czech Republic, Europe
Cathode ray tube collection Collection of old electronic glassware of Henk Dijkstra, mainly cathode ray, Geissler and Crookes tubes (ancestors of X-ray tubes) and some X-ray tubes; presented only via internet Friesland, Netherlands, Europe
Deutsches Roentgen-Museum

- W. C. Roentgens life, all kinds of applications of X-rays and many instruments like kymograph, orthodiagraph, transversal-planigraph, mammograph etc.


- Library with 17.000 volumes and 150 journals about X-ray physics, techniques and medical technology in the house of birth of W. C. Roentgen 150 m from the museum


- Radiation protection courses and courses for schools


- Seat of the "Gesellschaft der Freunde und Foerderer des Deutschen Roentgen-Museums Remscheid-Lennep e.V." (association of the friends and promoters of the German Roentgen-museum Remscheid-Lennep), nominating candidates for the "Roentgen-Plakette" (Roentgen-medal)


- Extended in 2006, the new "Deutsches Roentgen-Museum" now on 2.100 m2 exhibition area, guided tours every hour

- Kids Roentgenmuseum

Since 1932

Schwelmer-Strasse 41, Remscheid-Lennep, Germany, Europe

Electrotherapy Museum

Electrotherapy Museum is a private collection including some X-ray tubes

Since 1996

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Historical Instrumentation Collection "Historical Instrumentation Collection" of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities including X-ray tubes, managed by Dr. Paul Frame

Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Tennessee, USA

Historisches Glasapparatemuseum Cursdorf Historisches Glasapparatemuseum Cursdorf: technical glassware, X-ray tubes in action: Thursdays, 13-15h Cursdorf, Germany, Europe
Jogi's Roehrenbude Jochen Gittel's collection of vacuum valves including some X-ray tubes (search there "Röntgen"); presented only via internet Germany, Europe
"Lampes & tubes"-Museum Collection of tubes of Giorgio Basile, also X-ray tubes; visits after appointment possible Nivelles, Belgium, Europe
Museum of IRO Mainly capillary optics, X-ray optical systems, X-ray optics, X-ray devices, awards the "Institute for Roentgen Optics (IRO)" has obtained

Since 2000

Chasovaja 28, build 64/A, in NPP “Radij”, 125315 Moscow, Russia

Museum of Radiology Palermo The Museum is located in the Radiology Institute, sharing the spaces occupied by the most sophisticated and modern devices

Since 1995

Viale delle Scienze (Parco d'Orleans), 90128 Palermo, Italy, Europe

Muzeum Politechniki Opolskiej

Collection of X-ray tubes in the polytechnic museum in Opole, Poland.

Since 2011

ul. Prószkowska 76, budynek V, piętro III
45-758 Opole

Powerhouse Museum

X-ray equipment collection in the Powerhouse Museum, part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, presents exhibitions and programs "based on the ideas and technologies that have changed our world". It's purpose is "to enable visitors to discover and be inspired by human ingenuity".

Since 1880

500 Harris Street Ultimo, Sydney NSW 1238, Australia

Roentgen-Gedaechtnisstaette Wuerzburg Roentgen memorial museum in Wuerzburg, where W. C. Roentgen discovered the X-rays.

Roentgen-Gedaechtnisstaette Wuerzburg, Röntgenring 8,
97070 Würzburg, Germany, Europe

Science museum The Roentgen Society collection of X-ray tubes

Since 1851

Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, UK

Technikmuseum Schweiz The "Technikmuseum Schweiz" includes 2500 electro technique exhibits including X-ray technique; presented only via internet Swiss, Europe
The Bakken Museum Collection of any X-ray artifacts; based on a collection of the company Medtronic, a manufacturer of biomedical engineering devices founded by Earl Bakken

Since 1975

3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416-4623, USA

Tube collection Tube collection of Udo Radtke: 8000 tubes, some of them X-ray tubes; exposed in a 48 m2 room; visits (max. 4 persons) after appointment possible

Since about 1984

Im Füchtei 143, 33334 Gütersloh, Germany, Europe

Tube museum Technical valve collection of Thomas Rapp, including X-ray tubes Germany, Europe
UIHC Medical Museum University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; exposition: "The Trail of Invisible Light: A Century of Medical Imaging"

Since 1989

200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA

Vintage X-ray museum The Vintage X-Ray Museum is a "Not for Profit" Organization for the preservation, restoration and  advancement of historical materials and equipment.

Since 1998

West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Virtual Museum of the SAMHS Virtual Museum of the South Australian Medical Heritage Society Inc (SAMHS); including some X-ray tubes and medical imaging machines

Sydney, Australia

X-ray tube museum Poland Private collection of X-ray tubes of Grzegorz Jezierski Since 2008

G. Jezierski, ul. Akacjowa 22, 46-020 Czarnowąsy k/Opola, Poland, Europe



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