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Museum of Communications

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If you're a phone technology geek this is a MUST see, or are at least curious about how a CO works... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
San Anselmo, California
Amazing collection of telecommunications history!

If you're going to the Boeing Museum of Flight; don't miss the chance to visit the Museum of... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

If you're a phone technology geek this is a MUST see, or are at least curious about how a CO works. This is the place to go. I spent about 4 hours there seeing and learning about the various technologies. A number of old working...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

If you're going to the Boeing Museum of Flight; don't miss the chance to visit the Museum of Communications. They are located within a mile of each other and both are great!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Started my career in this building in Jan 1963. The initial "cutover" of a brand new #5 Crossbar office was still months away, and my job as a "racky" was prewiring phone customers in this new service area into this new facility. I can tell...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Henry E
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is a unique Museum celebrating the history of the communications industry; now renamed the “ Connections Museum”. It’s located in the historic Georgetown neighborhood in South Seattle—not far from the Museum of Flight. It exhibits communications equipment of all kinds and features rare working...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Truly unique ---communication devices of all kinds. Only open Sunday 10-3 . Totally staffed by volunteers and they are all very knowledgeable and eager to explain the equipment. Good for individuals or groups. My husband especially loved seeing how everything worked.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

The guides know their stuff and are happy to demonstrate how all the old equipment works, from hand-cranked phones from the late 1800s to modern pay phones and especially the switches in the phone company offices that most people never see normally. Lots of Teletypes...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

This museum is one of a kind. Every kind of switch and phone you can imagine and most of it is in working order and kept that way by an army of volunteers. You can dial a phone and watch the magic of how you...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank James S
Reviewed 20 December 2014

If you like telephones and telephone switching systems, or you are a Bell System aficionado, this is the place for you. Two floors of phones and switch gear in a real telephone exchange building. Teletypes, radio stuff and much more. They even have a Western...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank JohntheFoneMan
Reviewed 20 October 2014

After several years working in data and telecommunications consulting I was totally surprised when one of my clients from Ericsson (in Stockholm) asked me if I would take the to see this museum when they next visited Seattle. My surprise was from the fact that...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank phutton11
Reviewed 31 July 2013

THIS IS A VERY SPECIALIZED MUSEUM. If you have a keen interest in vintage telephones, their networks and the people who installed and maintained them, they are all here (particularly the retired Ma Bell employees who lead the tours). Most kids and adults who are...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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