Postal and Communications Museum

Postal and Communications Museum, Wroclaw: Hours, Address, Postal and Communications Museum Reviews: 4/5

Postal and Communications Museum

Postal and Communications Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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__Joh__Ye
By __Joh__Ye
Interesting museum that makes you remeber
Sep 2019
Take the tram one stop east from Galeria Dominikanska along Olawska street and you’ll find yourself at either stop Urzad Wojewodski or stop PLac Wroblewskiego. (The tram lines departs in differaent directions from there.) Look back in the direction you came and then to the right and you’ll see a tall brick building in Zygmunta Krasiskiego with antennas on the roof. A post office is located in the ground floor and the Postal and Communications Museum in the first floor. There is a lift beside the stairs but there are 3-4 steps to negotiate to get into the building. The first room we entered looked quite empty until we realised that, what looked like tables in the midle of the room, were all cabinets filled with things laid down. In the second room we found Swedish yellow postboxes a lot smaller than those of today. Walking along you will see uniforms, scales for light letters and heavy packages, places of work, telephones and telegraphs. Please, do have a look at my photos. I got quite excited when I found the old radios like the one I had in the fifties. Radios in those days were pretty big to hold the radio tubes that got hot and needed cooling, when in use. The tubes were rather expensive to produce, sensitive to pushes and used quite a lot of energy. In December 1947 three reseachers William Bradley Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Houser at Bell labs successfully demonstrated a miniture electronic component, the semiconducter transistor, and got the first patent in 1948. The reseachers got the Nobel Price in 1956. The first transsitor radio was presented in the beginning of the fifties by the French reseacher Herbert Mataré. The transistor radio presented at the museum look wery much like the one my sister used to have. Suddenly you could bring your “transistor” around. It was small, battery operated and iworked at a low voltage. Finally the guard brought as downstairs to a special exhibition concerning post distribution. I believe we spent 1½ hour in the museum.

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__Joh__Ye
Uppsala, Sweden965 contributions
Take the tram one stop east from Galeria Dominikanska along Olawska street and you’ll find yourself at either stop Urzad Wojewodski or stop PLac Wroblewskiego. (The tram lines departs in differaent directions from there.) Look back in the direction you came and then to the right and you’ll see a tall brick building in Zygmunta Krasiskiego with antennas on the roof. A post office is located in the ground floor and the Postal and Communications Museum in the first floor. There is a lift beside the stairs but there are 3-4 steps to negotiate to get into the building.

The first room we entered looked quite empty until we realised that, what looked like tables in the midle of the room, were all cabinets filled with things laid down. In the second room we found Swedish yellow postboxes a lot smaller than those of today.

Walking along you will see uniforms, scales for light letters and heavy packages, places of work, telephones and telegraphs. Please, do have a look at my photos.

I got quite excited when I found the old radios like the one I had in the fifties. Radios in those days were pretty big to hold the radio tubes that got hot and needed cooling, when in use. The tubes were rather expensive to produce, sensitive to pushes and used quite a lot of energy.

In December 1947 three reseachers William Bradley Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Houser at Bell labs successfully demonstrated a miniture electronic component, the semiconducter transistor, and got the first patent in 1948. The reseachers got the Nobel Price in 1956.

The first transsitor radio was presented in the beginning of the fifties by the French reseacher Herbert Mataré. The transistor radio presented at the museum look wery much like the one my sister used to have. Suddenly you could bring your “transistor” around. It was small, battery operated and iworked at a low voltage.

Finally the guard brought as downstairs to a special exhibition concerning post distribution. I believe we spent 1½ hour in the museum.
Written October 27, 2019
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tomaszh285
Wroclaw, Poland13 contributions
All polish stamps in one place :) I highly recommend this place to visit. You can also see some history of polish postal, included first uniform of postman.
Written March 5, 2016
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Written February 18, 2019
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chracht
Wroclaw, Poland27 contributions
Family
Amazing trip in time, maybe it
is not the most modern museum in Wroclaw, but also presented items are analog ;) you can find here very old post but also more modern tv, mobile phone or desk phone which you remember from your childhood. Saturday free of charge
Written May 4, 2019
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wingate
London, UK2,381 contributions
Solo
This museum is on the first floor of the Post Office building.You are met at the pay desk by the dragon ladies who used to inhabit museums in communist times.They gave me a plastic bag to put my map and direction print outs in.The postal side consists of display cases with various objects which do have an English description.Lots of stamps on display but little indication of their background.Lots of old letterboxes.the communications section is very unimpressive.Lots of old phones and teleprinters.No hands on displays.frankly a disappointment..It wouldnt pass muster in the UK or USA.It costs 7zlt for admittance.
Written March 21, 2014
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Clogs
Warsaw, Poland2,945 contributions
Family
We had a pleasant hour here, browsing old stamps (the oldest stamp of Poland is part of the collection), postillion and postal service paraphernalia, telegraph machines, phones and more. It gives a pretty good idea of the Post's history. Interesting and entertaining. To be recommended.
Written November 28, 2016
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Written February 18, 2019
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Wallyontravel
Vercelli, Italy322 contributions
Solo
The museum is in the same building as the central post building, there are exhibitions about the history of postal and telecommunications in Poland from the beginning, with a good collection of stamps, really interesting, various technology that evolved during the years and the implants of a radio station of the 40's
Written April 25, 2016
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Written February 18, 2019
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Andrea P
Prague, Czech Republic80 contributions
Couples
The museum tracks very well the evolution of postal and communication services in Poland. However, it is more factual and not very interactive or entertaining as it could be. A plus is definitely the postal gnome located at the reception and the exhibition of old phones (including Nokia from our childhood). On Sunday, it is for free.
Written May 12, 2015
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Written February 18, 2019
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  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM


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