Telephone Pioneer Museum


The Telephone Pioneer Museum is located in Phoenix, Arizona. The museum has many displays which trace the history of telecommunications in Southwest of America. The earliest dated phones that are on display are from the 1870's and there are phones that are used in the present day.

There are also many exhibits of equipment that is used in telecommunication along with memorabilia such as the first coin phone and different phone booths. The museum also has an extensive archive which is full of old telephone directories, photos of phones and phones in use and motion picture films of telephones.

There is no entry fee to the museum which is opened every day, apart from Thanksgiving and Christmas day; opening times are 9am to 3pm.

The Telephone Pioneer Museum is open to all members of the public, self guided tours are available and each exhibit has plaques detailing the item. Groups are welcome at the museum, with some notice given on when they will be attending so that they can enjoy all the items such as bell memorabilia, telegraphs and teletype.

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