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“Unique and Interesting Museum”

Telephone Museum of New Mexico
Ranked #85 of 227 things to do in Albuquerque
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Located in downtown Albuquerque, the museum occupies the original 1906 telephone building. We were the only ones at the museum at the time we visited and got a private tour from Fred, a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic museum volunteer. Every aspect of telephone history is featured in the museum exhibits. Staffed entirely by volunteers and with limited hours, it's a good idea to call ahead. There is a $2.00 per person admission fee.

3  Thank abq_travelbug
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

This is tucked away along the 4th St downtown "mall". Only open limited hours so call to see when they'll be open. A lot of very cool old phone "stuff" to see. Very informative exhibits. Well laid out. Lots of fun and a bargain for the $2 admission.

3  Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

Housed in the 1906 central telephone building in downtown Albuquerque. All vounteer staff. Four floors of communications history and exhibits.

2  Thank Vernelle
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

Stopped in ona quiet Friday afternoon and we were given a private tour of the entire four floors of this interesting little museum. It is housed in the original building of the Albuquerque offices of Bell Telephone built in 1906. Only open three days a week, Mon, Wed, Fri 10a-2p (entirely volunteer run) but if you are staying downtown and would like to see a different side of New Mexico history stop in for an hour or so.

Original switchboards from telephone offices all over the state.dating back to the late 1800s. Every model of telephone you can imagine from the first ones invented, to the pink princess phones, to the first push button phones, to Mickey Mouse and Elvis phones. A real trip down memory lane.

7  Thank babygoon
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