The Herbert H. Warrick Jr. Museum of Communications

Herb Warrick

The The Herbert H. Warrick Jr. 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.

Don Ostrand

A loss to Pioneering is Don Ostrand, North Star Council and Warrick Museum co-founder and director. Don was also a Swede Olson receipent. He passed away on January 15, 2014.

A celebration of Don's life is planned in Seattle for Sunday, February 9 at 2:00 pm at the Swedish Cultural Center, Three Crowns Room, at 1920 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle 98109 (206-283-1090).

Please RSVP to qwest541@qwest.net

On Sunday, September 8, 2013 the museum hosted an open house in Herb's honor. Over 40 Pioneers and guests attended. Members of the Warrick family were also present. Please enjoy some of the many photographs taken at the event.

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 and by appointment other days. There is no charge for admission but donations are gratefully accepted.

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Handicapped accessible.

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. .

Begin your Tour

Special Exhibits


  • Red Box
  • Western Electric
  • Panel
  • SXS
  • X Bar
  • Operator and PBX Equipment

More Information

Donations are always welcome and are tax deductable under most circumstances.

Anyone with an interest in telephone history or in learning how it all works is welcome to volunteer. Most volunteers are TelecomPioneers but we do have some who come just because they are interested. If you would like to volunteer or donate items, please send a message to qwest541@qwest.net or call the museum on (206) 767-3012. Volunteer.

Contact Us

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7000 E Marginal Way S
(206) 767-3012
Email qwest541@qwest.net