Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cheap South End Fun: Museum of Communications

I'm in the middle of a five-month, mostly unpaid maternity leave, so I've been searching for cheap (or better yet, free) things to do nearby with the baby. Tuesday I went to the Museum of Communications in Georgetown.



Every Tuesday until 2 p.m., volunteers give free tours of this old telephone station.


I'd tell you what I learned, but most of it went over my head. But still I had fun looking at all the displays of cool old stuff.

Cordless phone circa 1964.



Remember this voice?

The Museum of Communications is located in Georgetown at 7000 East Marginal Way South (at Corson), telephone 206-767-3012. Museum hours are Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and by appointment. The museum is handicap accessible. There is no charge for admission, but donations are gratefully accepted.


trellis said...

This is awesome! Who would've known this existed? I'm gonna have to tell my bro about this. Thanks!

old foghi said...

Thanks for posting this! I used to live right across the alley next door - I only wish they were open on weekends!

They even repaired our old phone when we took it over there!

Lukobe said...

I love this museum, and recently wrote about it myself. I link to a great Flickr set, if you want to see even more awesome photos of the place. ~Ben Lukoff

PS to Old Foghi: you can also get in by appointment, so you're not stuck with Tuesday mornings.