Nikon's Museum of Microscopy

Nikon has been producing microscopes for almost a century, starting with a simple brass compound monocular brass microscope in the early 1900s. Today, Nikon microscopes are among the best in the World and are found in research laboratories in almost every country. The Nikon Museum of Microscopy features many of the older microscopes introduced from the 1960s to the end of the twentieth century, as well as several important accessories that have been used for both teaching and research.
Eclipse Series Microscopes
  • Eclipse TE300 Inverted Microscope
    The first major upgrade of the Diaphot inverted research microscope.
  • Eclipse E200
    Late 1990s student binocular microscope still in widespread use.
  • Eclipse E400
    Nikon's mid-level workhorse research instrument developed in the late 1990s.
  • Eclipse E600
    Research-level microscope with infinity-corrected optics and numerous accessories.
  • Eclipse E600POL
    Polarized light version of the popular E600, including a 360-degree rotating stage.
  • Eclipse E800
    A high-performance bridge between the low and high end Eclipse microscopes.
  • Eclipse E1000
    Nikon's most advanced research-level automatic microscope of the late 1990s.
  • Eclipse PhysioStation
    Based on the E600, this model was designed for patch clamp electrophysiology.
Microscope Accessories