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 and by appointment other days. There is no charge for admission but donations are gratefully accepted.
What To SeeThe 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. .
- Red Box
- Western Electric
- X Bar
- Operator and PBX Equipment
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the museum on (206) 767-3012. Volunteer.