The Museum of Communications
The Museum of Communications (originally known as The Vintage Telephone Equipment Museum) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation located in the Georgetown neighborhood. The address is 7000 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, Washington, 98108.
The museum can be reached on (206) 767-3012 and is open every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Also open the first Sunday of each month from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and by appointment other days. There is no charge for admission but donations are gratefully accepted.
What to see
The museum reveals the history of the telephone and the central office switches that make it all work. Exhibits from 1876, starting with a model of Alexander Graham Bell's first attempt at creating a communications device, to the modern phone that we all take for granted today. Automated displays and special exhibits permit hands on participation. A self guided tour is available as well as guided tours provided by the volunteers.
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