In the museum where over 70,000 people visit each year, an exhibition of Tesla's inventions and life is displayed on the first floor. On the second floor you can visit the changing exhibitions of the inventor's life and related scientific research.
Nikola Tesla himself was one of the most important inventors of all time. He was a physicist and electrical engineer who was considered the inventor of the AC system and the first inventor of radio. Tesla was born in Serbia, but the most important parts of his career were in the United States, where he emigrated, where he initially worked as assistant to Thomas Edison and later as his great competitor.
The Serbian genius was a man of extremes and opposites. He had a photographic memory, he was able to remember a whole book in a moment, but was awash with obsessive fears and obsessions. At an early age he learned to turn his mental disorders and visions into learning and inventions. His ability to visualize machines and devices that work, just as if they were facing him, was a godsend and he used to invent and produce his visions.
After moving to America to apply his ideas, he worked for Edison, who says he was deceived by Tesla. He had already invented the alternating current, and put it against Edison's direct current, a champion of the American inventors. When Edison claimed that AC power was dangerous to humans, Tesla was not afraid to show reporters how the current passed through his own body and he was safe and sound. Tesla overcame Edison by deploying his electric grid and implementing an idea he had conceived as a child - he created electricity from the water power of Niagara Falls. He also invented the gas-filled Tesla tubes, which were used for lighting, enabling the invention of the television, by developing a Tesla coil to create high electrical tensions, and began setting up a "global wireless" plants, an innovative broadcasting system. But the collapse of the American stock market knocked him down and the company he built, and a decade later he died forgotten and frustrated.
Oddly enough, since Tesla's death, it is was though he never existed. It was only in recent years that a recognize of the greatness of the genius began, and now his name is among the list of inventors such as Einstein, Edison, Bell and Marconi. Even those who do not rank him as the greatest inventor in history agree that he was probably a smart, brilliant and multidisciplinary 20th century genius.