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Telecommunications Museum

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OTE Telecommunications Museum preserves and exhibits important collections, closely connected with the history of Greek telecommunications and thus OTE, as well as the history of Greece and the evolution of its society.

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The telecommunication inventions of man, in his attempt to overcome the space-time barriers for a safe and rapid communication are the stories narrating by our Museum. Operates since 1990 in the building of OTE in Kifissia and offers specific areas for its permanent exhibitions, screening and lecture hall, library and laboratory. The Museum's collection includes more than 4.500 objects and a rich archival material.

Collections

The Museum's collection exceeds 4.500 objects and archival material. It includes, among other things, copies of important, ancient and Byzantine media, original hand phones (late 19th century), Morse telegraphs, fiber optics, wireless communication systems, telephoto devices (1949), telex, and one of the first Greek TV studios (1965). The objects are classified based on their originality and construction.

The exhibition is divided into two major periods: the "pre-electric", which includes telecommunications inventions from the Greek antiquity and Byzantium, and the "after-electric" period relating to telecommunications inventions since the discovery of electricity, the satellite communications to the modern telecommunications services.

Archive Material

The Telecommunications Museum holds an interesting collection of black and white telephotographs since the establishment of OTE in 1949 until 1986, including scenes from the public life, everyday life, parades, military exercises, sports and cultural events. Also, the collection of the museum includes telegrams from the beginning of telegraphy in 1859 until the mid-70s, with diverse thematic content, such as political, administrative, military, advertising and private content.

Last modified onSunday, 06 April 2014 19:15
  • Address: 25 Proteos, 14564 Nea Kifissia
  • Admission: Free
  • How to get there: Near to the train station of Kifissia
  • Schedule: Mon-Fri: 08.00-15.00 and the first weekend of every month, 09.00-15.00 (upon request).
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone: (+30) 210 6201899, 210 6201999
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