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Health physics historical instrumentation museum collection

ORAU is home to the largest collection of historical health physics instruments

Antique geiger counter

The ORAU Health Physics Historical Instrumentation Museum Collection chronicles the scientific and commercial history of radioactivity and radiation. It has been deemed the official repository for historical radiological instruments by the Health Physics Society, and the Society has been generous in its financial support for the purchase of items.

The collection is the property of the not-for-profit ORAU Foundation. It is located at ORAU’s health physics training facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Unless noted otherwise, the website only features items actually in the collection.

To find out more about the collection, or if you are interested in making a donation, please contact Dr. Paul Frame or by phone at (865) 576-3388.

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