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Telephone Museum of New Mexico
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Telephone Pioneers Museum

This place is a must see. Cost is only 2 dollars per adult. They are open Monday, Wed and Fridays... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karin R
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Phoenix, Arizona
Worth stopping in for a visit

Whether you're interested in how far telephones have advanced, or if you just want to step inside... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Fascinating little museum that is staffed by volunteers that give it a very unique place in history. Great displays, and photos of how the telephone evolved, and what the evolution meant to us. There is one display that I loved, it contained "specialized" phones, Elvis, Mickey Mouse, locomotive train, etc....The volunteer asked my grandchildren if they would like to see them work, and when they said yes, he pointed to a rotary dial phone and said for them to dial the number of the display they wanted to see work. Hilarious to watch them look at the phone and have NO IDEA how to use it. More than like your children or grandchildren will do the same. Very limited hours Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 10:00 to 1:30. Well worth the time to visit. Parking is available at 2 hour meters or at the city parking structure between 4th & 5th Streets on Copper.

1  Thank Z297OGrichardf
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Reviewed February 17, 2017

I'm into telephones and this museum is wonderful. There are so many phones from every era on display that there was hardly enough time to look at them all. The collection of old switchboards is also impressive. Our guide taught me how to use an old fashioned switchboard, answering a question that I've had for many years. There is a also a learning center for kids, to see hands-on how phones work. The museum is housed in an old Bell System building and it is beautifully laid out. There is also a small gift shop with prices that date back to the time of the Bell System. Check out the hand-made bookends with telephone pole insulators mounted on them. Did you ever wonder what the first trans-Atlantic cable looked like? I did, and now I know. Loved it.

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Reviewed May 19, 2016

Truthfully, I did not expect much prior to entering the museum. Boy, was I surprised. This little museum is jam packed with telephone company memorabilia. It is very well laid out on four floors of the old telephone building. There is even a bit of the original brick showing through. What really astounds are the displays of phone equipment as well as the dioramas that make up a good part of the exhibit. The volunteer staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They were happy to take the time to explain things. Rather than breezing through, plan on a couple of hours to see and experience all there is to see. It is well worth the $2.00 entry fee and well worth the time.

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Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

This museum opens seasonally. I called before got there, nobody answer me and when I arrived it was closed. Better luck next time.

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Reviewed August 7, 2014

went to the trouble of finding the place, parked, paid the meter, walked the block to find the door and it was locked, no one home during the monday open time. Lots of construction in front of the door for the entire block may have something to do with it. this is not a highly visited site and the hours are very limited but i would bet it a persons labor of love and a one man operation. not for everyone but if you are a computer or network person you might enjoy a little history. The pizza joint next door was great for lunch since we were all ready there. phone museum makes a good stop right before lunch with pizza after but that's another review

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