Telecommunications

permanent exhibition

in short

The collection the History of Telecommunications displays different objects that marked the development of telecommunications in the Slovene territory.
Telephone exchange
© Blaž Zupančič

Visitor entrance

Museum of Post and Telecommunications
Polhov Gradec 61
1355 Polhov Gradec
Slovenia 

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Muzej pošte in telekomunikacij

in detail

The swift progress of telecommunications starts with the development of telegraphy. In the museum, visitors can see the working principle of the Morse telegraph and they can test their knowledge of the Morse code. The field of telephony is presented with different types of telephone machines; they range from the magneto crank telephone that was linked to the manual telephone exchange, to different types of automatic telephone machines. There are also different types of functional telephone exchanges to be seen in the museum, the oldest is a Stepping Strowger switch, used in the Ljubljana Post office since 1927. It was directly moved to the museum after it was removed from the Post office in 1981. Visitors can also see the line installers' tools used on the field for construction and maintenance of the telecommunication cable network.
Admission
2,50/1,60 EUR
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keywords

history, european cultural history, technics, art, oven, history, telecommunications, telephones, telephone exchange, telegraphy, morse code

Opening Times

Sun
10:00 - 17:00
Mon
-
Tue
10:00 - 17:00
Wed
10:00 - 17:00
Thu
10:00 - 17:00
Fri
10:00 - 17:00
Sat
-
1st November,25th and 26th December, 1st January, 2nd JanuaryEaster: closed

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