The A. S. Popov Central Museum of Communications, established in 1872, is one of the oldest scientific museums in the world. The unique museum collection on communications development features exhibits on the history of mail, telegraph and telephone, radio communication and broadcasting, television, mobile, space and satellite communication. The
museum funds feature an inestimable collection of Russian indicia, as well as an artnovations collection of contemporary artists and mail artists. During the museum working hours you can visit a public scientific library, a post office and an internet centre.
The palace, which houses the museum, was constructed by Giacomo Quarenghi for A. A. Bezborodko, the Chancellor of the Russian Empire. The building is a perfect sample of XVIII century architecture.
The building was reconstructed in 2001-2003, and now its interactive exhibits and up-to-date equipment excite visitors and provide an opportunity for corporate and international conferences, seminars and roundtable discussions both for museum studies and other science fields