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The A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications


Phone: (812) 571-00-60 (экс. бюро), 315-48-73

Address: 190000, Saint-Petersburg, Pochtamtskaya, 4

Working hours:*

Internet:
    www.russianmuseums.info/M222 - official web page
    The A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications - W1113, official web site www.rustelecom-museum.ru

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Description:
    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



Museum's services:
   museum shop, public library, museum's caffe

Next to the museum there are:
    hotels and restaurants


for museum professionals

Administrative phone:
    (812) 323-97-18, Fax: (812) 315-48-73



Foundation and opening day:
    founded: 11.09.1872

Organisation status:
   Federal

Organization form:
   non-for-profit

Organisation type:
    culture for society

Classification:
    Historical,Science and technics


Squares:
    permament show rooms 3000м2
    temporary exhibitions 700м2
    museum's store 3000м2

Employee number:
    63 (curators: 16)

Average visitors per year:
    70 000


Specific departments:
    archive, science library, experts team

Collections volume:
    ок. 7 000 000, rare collection's items: 6 700 000



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