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Museum fur Kommunikation

Helvetiastrasse 16, Bern 3000, Switzerland
+41 31 357 55 55
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Ranked #16 of 30 Attractions in Bern
Type: Museums
Owner description: So near and yet so far: People and their mediaThe exhibition is a playful and interactive journey...
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Type: Museums
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: So near and yet so far: People and their mediaThe exhibition is a playful and interactive journey of discovery outlining how communication has changed through technological progress. «so near and yet so far» bridges the gap between body language and digital communication.As Time Goes Byte: Computer history and digital cultureNo other invention has changed society more dramatically than the computer. The permanent exhibition «As Time Goes Byte» allows you to walk through 50 years of computer history and invites you to step into the future.Imagery that sticks: The world of stampsThe Museum of Communication boasts one of the world's largest philately collections, a large part of which can be viewed in the permanent exhibition «Imagery that sticks» and searchable on the computer stations. On top of that, there are life-sized Swiss stamp motifs creating striking perspectives.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
63 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Spent a bit too much time in this lovely museum so did not have time for the others but definitely worth the time, we enjoyed fun, exploring and excitement. Definitely great place to take children but we loved it even without them and went for every attraction around. Made a lovely ink+feather letter, stamps or found out what sort of... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had never given much thought to communication and how it developed. This museum was wonderful. Great interactive displays were available for both adults and children. As the museum moved into the 20th century, I started to recognize elements of my childhood. Then elements of my adulthood (early computers). We had a 2 year old grandson who was free to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is one of my favourite museums - exploring a very different concept to traditional museums in an interactive way. There are so many activities; make sure that you leave enough time to enjoy them all. I regret only arriving an hour and a half before closing as there was so much more to see. Highly recommend to those who... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Went on a typical rainy day, hoping the Fun Pass would be enough - it isn't. Lines for the interactive exhibits on a non-busy day. Mostly old, out of date technology that we don't need to be reminded of. Even the grown up visitors were bored.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This interesting little museum embraces a display of historical developments in communications technology and a review of some of the corresponding societal issues. It has good exhibits covering a wide field ranging from quill writing and the evolution of the postal service and telegraphy to the early days of radio/TV broadcasting in Switzerland, mobile telephony and modern digital culture. Children... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This museum is pretty awesome! You can learn many things about the history of post, telephone, telegram, computers and internet, whereas you can interact with most of them to see how things work. Although mostly invaded by children, I enjoyed a lot and took a trip down the memory lane as I saw how technology grew thus far. First computers,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

What a miserable excuse for a museum. It was formerly known as the Post Museum and as such it covered a wide range of topics. This latest version however has shunted the countries world famous post service into a badly lit, badly displayed corner and the postage stamp vault. The rest of the museum is a rather nasty collection of... More 

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Interlaken, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

brilliant to remember what used to be normal, and now seems almost unreal. It's easy to reach, great fun, interesting, educating and certainly good for all ages. Families can spend time there with everyone enjoying it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

This is a very good musuem, but it's covering a specialized topic. If you are not really interested in communication by Post, Telephone, Telegraph, or computer/Internet you won't like it. For those of us who have the interest it is quite a treat. I only went to the permanent exhibits - at the admission desk they told me the temporary... More 

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