Museum Of Communications29 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 7000 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2067673012
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museums, Specialty Museums
This museum is underrated. It's exhibition of vintage telecommunications systems is very engaging. Most of the artefacts in this museum could still work. Exhibits have been set up to reflect how actual telephone centres would have worked in their day. The highlights are:
- Central Office: Contains master switches, crossbar frames and distribution frames.
- Toll office; toll devices, telegraph and teletype machines; devices used for cross country, secure and dedicated calling.
- Telegraph Keys and Sounders: An actual Morse Code machine and teletype machines.
- Some electronic switching machines that replaced the electro-mechanical switching.
- Some of the earliest mass produced telephone sets and a specimen of the famous British Post Office Call Box.
- An early UNIX server.
- Other radio, transmitter and projector equipment.
Entrance Ticket Details For Museum Of Communications
The following donations are appreciated:
- $5 for adults.
- $2 for 12 to 18 years of age.
Museum Of Communications Hours
- Final admission at 2:30pm.
How to Reach Museum Of Communications
- By bus 154 stop East Marginal Way S & Corson Ave S.
- By buses 60 and 124 stop Carleton Ave S & S Willow St.
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Museum Of Communications Reviews & Ratings
Fantastic place with amazing volunteer tours. With or without a technical background you’re sure to be amazed. By far one of the best museum experiences I’ve ever had.
Super cool niche museum, a lot of fun to wander around and the tour guides really know what they're talking about. Not recommended for families with children under ten, a lot of the displays are live and not contained, so they aren't safe for a child that might run off. Otherwise, it's really neat to poke around and discover the history of telecommunication!
This museum is a time travel machine : it's amazing to see how much telecommunication technology changed in over a century. I think anyone can appreciate that and have a great time here, technically inclined or not. Kudos to the volunteers running it and special thanks to Peter for the very informative tour. An additional wing /space could be added to present the wireless side and show how much and fast that changed as well.
The Connections Museum is located in an old telephone communications building in Georgetown and showcases the history of the telephone from the Alexander Graham Bell days (late 1800s) until about 100 years later. There are rows and rows of old switchboards from various decades. Most of these are still working. And our tour guide -- who worked at this place for real back in the day -- was more than happy to demonstrate each. In addition, there are scores of old telephones, teletype machines, transmitters, cables, and a washing machine (don't ask). This is definitely a cool place to spend a couple of hours, see some fabulous olde gadgets, and learn a bit about how the simple act of placing a phone call evolved over time,
Nice tour guides that walk you through the museum explaining how things worked.