Telephony Museum

Telephony Museum information

Location
Budapest , Hungary
Address
I Úri utca 49 & Országház utca 30
Telephone
+36 1 201 8857
Getting there
Bus: 16, 16A, 116
More information
www.postamuzeum.hu
Prices
adult/child 500/250Ft
Opening hours
10am-4pm Tue-Sun
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This museum, set within a lovely backstreet garden, documents the history of the telephone in Hungary since 1881, when the world’s first switchboard – a Rotary 7A1, still working and the centrepiece of the exhibition – was set up in Budapest. Other exhibits pay tribute to Tivadar Puskás, a Hungarian associate of Thomas Edison, and cover the latter’s fleeting visit to Budapest in 1891. Enter from Országház utca 30 at the weekend.