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Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Bakken Museum

A museum dedicated to the role of electricity in life. 

The Bakken Museum was founded in 1975 by Earl E. Bakken, inventor of the first transistorized cardiac pacemaker, and includes a great variety of electricity-related objects.

Inside the museum can be found: Wimshurst Machines, pacemaker collections and Ben Franklin’s Electricity Party Room all in the setting of a classic 1930’s Tudor Mansion.