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“Excellent Museum for communication history”
Review of Post & Tele Museum

Post & Tele Museum
Ranked #53 of 395 things to do in Copenhagen
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Post & Tele Museum is Denmark's national museum of post and telecommunications. Situated in the centre of Copenhagen the museum presents permanent and temporary exhibitions in 3,000 m2 of galleries. The permanent exhibition shows the enthralling history of communications since the establishment of the royal Danish postal service by King Christian the Fourth in 1624. During the summer months and weekends the museum offers a range of special family focused activities.
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We were in Copenhagen in Ist week of May,2014 and on the third day we visited Post and Telegraph Museum.
As we stayed outside city, in Hotel Crowny Plaza, we came by metro from the station named Orestad, just outside the hotel. At Metro station, there were yellow ticket validation box, where we had to insert the ticket for 3 times for 3 of us. It printed the time and place of the validation. The ticket was valid for 1 hr journey on this metro or any connecting within that time.
Please note that there is no ticketed gate for entrance as we usually see in London, so be careful to validate the ticket before each journey.
We took Metro M1 towards Vanlose and got off at Kongens Nytorv, which is 6th Station from Orestad.
The Nytorv is the centre of the city and everything is walk-able from here and within 1.5 km circle, so we did not use any other transportation for site seeing.
While walking on Stroget, we found the sign post for this Museum and entered.
There was no entry fee. This is the museum of communication and thus we were very much interested.
It consisted of several floors. We started with the Ist floor, which was a post office set up like the one from the old time and some exhibitions. The second floor was Library and archives and had no access. The interesting part was third floor which has permanent exhibitions. It had mail coaches, Iceboat, age of invention from 1850 to 1920,various stages of telephone- from primitive to the latest, telegraph room with live demonstration. It had lot of film show in video room where we had selected our movie of choice. There was a control room with lot of instruments and took some photos as if I was controlling. There was a room for radio jockey which I operated also( for photograph purpose)
There were some games also for the children.
There were 2/3 big stamps with a hole, where you could have your photo as if the stamp had your photo. The little Mermaid stamp with my photo! Amazing!
The fourth floor had some temporary exhibition. The 5th has a cafe and nice view of sculptures.
After visiting we went to the ground floor again and purchased some beautiful stamps of Little Mermaid.
Overall, it was very enjoyable and learned lot about the development of communications.

Thank DPMALLIC
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Great indoor playground, with lots of fun activities. free. Can and will be crowdet on weekends especially in winter season.

Thank AnjaDarling
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

May sound a bit boring, but it´s a really fun place when you are a family with childre, and the admission is free.

Thank NorupDK
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

I do enjoy museums that offer alot of interactive displays and are focused on their exhibitions and displays. This exceptional museum offers postal service from the beginning of the royal comission straight through the modern day communications and technology. With a cafe on the fifth floor (pricey) offering wonderful views of the city. You will need many hours to enjoy this free museum.

Address: Købmagergade 37, 1150 København, Denmark
Phone:+45 33 41 09 00
Hours:

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Reviewed 28 December 2013

I'm always looking for some interesting and a bit peculiar museums and this one completely fulfilled my needs :) I was happily surprised by the high quality of the museum, considering it's free. A lot of attention has been put into its making, with games, videos and a full interactive experience. It's the kind of museum I like, where you can touch, try and discover at the same time. The last floor with the cafe was quite impressive, as you have three games-exhibitions about communication. They decorated the rooms quite simply but it gave a futuristic flare that I really appreciated. Highly recommended if you have time!

Thank Caldra
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