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Telephone Historical Centre

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Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre 10440 108 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2J1 Canada
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mrpetsaver wrote a review Mar 2019
Canmore, Canada1,088 contributions65 helpful votes
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My kids had an absolute blast at this little museum, especially playing with the switchboard and connecting real calls to each other. They have a large collection of phones and the associated technologies that make them work. The museum is free but they accept donations.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Kathleen C wrote a review Dec 2018
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We visited the museum with our family of 9 this summer. The children loved playing with the telephones. It's very hands-on with some science experiments available. The children (ages 2, 3, 5, 6) didn't want to leave. The souvenirs were free as well as the as the admission price. It's well worth the visit.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Aaron S wrote a review Aug 2018
Edmonton92 contributions26 helpful votes
First off it's totally free. Second my 7 year old didn't want to leave. She had so much fun playing with all the phones and being an old time phone operator and yes you actually connect phones the old fashioned way. They had a 23 minute video that was historically great but a bit slow and from the 80's but it was fun for my daughter. The people who signed the guest book before us were from Mexico, lol. So cool and did I mention it's free. lol. Great staff!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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sja454 wrote a review Feb 2017
Coaldale, Canada71 contributions28 helpful votes
Volunteer on duty the day we went was awesome. Very knowledgable. They have a lot of phones that are connected so you can experience the phones... Need 30-60 min to see everything. Admission by donation.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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Saskheat wrote a review Sep 2016
Saskatoon, Canada1,600 contributions1,507 helpful votes
We stumbled on this place by accident when visiting the Loyal Edmonton Regimental Museum in the Prince of Wales Armouries. They are on opposite sides of the main floor in an old restored Drill Hall. What a wonderful surprise. Apparently it has been downsized considerably from its former location, however what is here is definitely worth seeing or even making a special trip. The array of telephones and the short film on the history of the Edmonton phone utility is fascinating. It was good for kids to see the evolution of the old phones into what we have now. The museum is free. Its open business hours on week days and can take between 30 min and an hour to see if you take in the film. Its located in central Edmonton, just north of china town and down town. We combined it with a trip to the Legislature to round out the day. The kids loved operating the old style plug in operator switch boards and completing circuits, ringing the phones and connecting calls. A history worth preserving. Besides where else can you see a Jolly Green Giant Telephone?? Thanks for reading and if you found something useful in her please click helpful below. Godspeed!
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Date of experience: August 2016
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