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Museum fur Kommunikation

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Address: Helvetiastrasse 16, Bern 3005, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 31 357 55 55
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So near and yet so far: People and their mediaThe exhibition is a playful...

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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PTT Museum

The PTT museum is located near Helvetia platz, a couple tram stops from the main railway station. Like many other museums, it has interactive exhibits mostly oriented for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 30, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

The PTT museum is located near Helvetia platz, a couple tram stops from the main railway station. Like many other museums, it has interactive exhibits mostly oriented for children. Entrance fee CHF 15 to see everything. At the time I was there, four exhibits were open: - Media, possibly the largest of the four, lots of interaction, some history -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

We visited the museum on a rainy day when walking around would not be enjoyable. The museum was a delight. Very interesting and informative with lots of interactive areas. We had a good laugh at the sofa area. Museum is free with the swiss travel pass. Truly recommend a visit.

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Ahmedabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

The museum must be mostly oriented on kids, as it is full of interactive expositions. You can use a typing machine, dechifre Morse code, send a message in a tube, see youself on TV. It is all quite exciting. But there's not much information about the way these means of communication function and the history of their development.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Nice historical information About science and fun facts about post system and computer development from zero to present

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015

I was with my boyfriend there. We got comprehensive pictures from Swiss post (with tons of swiss and international stamp), TV, telephone and computer world. Worth to see it, that was fantastic experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 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 bubbles 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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Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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