One of the world's oldest scientific collections, the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments in Dresden's Zwinger Palace is divided into five sections:
The Cosmos of the Prince – mechanical marvels and mathematical instruments from around 1600. Instruments of the Enlightenment – this part of the exhibition is dedicated to the history of the museum. The Universe of Globes – an array of terrestrial and celestial globes from the cabinet's world-famous collection are on display. The March of Time – the history of clocks, watches and automata since the Renaissance. The Salon in the Salon – this part of the exhibition is where experiments from the past are recreated using historical equipment.