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Address: Helvetiastrasse 16, Bern 3000, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 31 357 55 55
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

So near and yet so far: People and their mediaThe exhibition is a...

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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Fun and Amazing!

This is a must in Bern! Very interactive that kids and adults will surely have a great time!. Go see and experience for yourself. I will not put in too much details because it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a must in Bern! Very interactive that kids and adults will surely have a great time!. Go see and experience for yourself. I will not put in too much details because it will kill the fun. Believe me, its a must go. Spend around 2 to 3 hours here. You wlll not regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The Planggenstock treasure. An Amazing collection of gigantic quartz crystals These was recently acquired by the museum. The museum has a great mineral collection and numerous other displays that we did not look at.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Unusual museum, FOC if you have a Swiss Pass. Plenty of unusual stamps to view in one section whilst another covers the history of computers. Another area has lots of musical themed exhibits but is mostly an audio experience

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This was not quite what I expected, the gallery devoted to computers, etc was very interesting though some of the rest of the exhibits including the stamp gallery was not so interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

As a visitor, Museum of Communication was never on my list to see. Because it kept raining , I decided to pay 12 CHF and see what I might get out of it. Clearly, this is a lovely place for resident families with kids due to the interactive nature of most exhibits. At one point, they even allow visitors to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

They really have thought out how to make a museum interesting. One visit is not enough, so have to pick your favourite topic when you visit it. History of postal services and telecommunications are superb. Various interactive items are very interesting. I found the computer exhibition fantastic with lots of facts new for most of us. The layout and concept... More 

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Sursee, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place is bigger than it looks! Very interactive, lots of great exhibits, great for kids. Great for adults also. My 2 year old really enjoyed it, and on the weekends it seems they have kids events. I highly recommend this and it is right around the corner from a bunch of other museums (Alpine, Natural History, Einstein). Three trams... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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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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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
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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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