Description

OTE Telecommunications Museum
OTE Telecommunications Museum

Greece, since ancient times, due to its geographical location, has been a crossroad of civilisations, the most important communication hub between three continents. Greek contribution in communication system development since Homeric times and during long historical periods such as the Classical, the Alexandrian and the Byzantine period, has been important. Even today, the level of telecommunications infrastructure in Greece, thanks to OTE, is significantly higher than all of the countries in the region.

Within this context, the existence of a Telecommunications Museum in the country of god Mercury is of particular importance. The Museum opened its doors to the public in 1990, it is housed in a building of OTE in Nea Kifissia (near Kifissia train station), it features rooms for permanent exhibitions, screenings and lecture hall, library and laboratory, and it is also member of ICOM (International Council of Museums-Greek Section).

The Museum's collection includes over 4,500 objects and rich photographic and audiovisual archival material. You will have the chance to closely observe, among other things, hand phones (late 19th cent.), Morse telegraphs, wireless communication systems, telephoto devices (1949) and a collection of telephotos, telex, fibre optics, collections of old telegrams and one of the first Greek television studios (1965).

METRO STATION
Kifissia (Green Line)
SEASONALITY
Open all year round
WORKING DAYS/HOURS
Monday-Friday: 09.00-16.00, and one weekend every month: 09.00-16.00 (upon request)
PRICE
Admission: Free
ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

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