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Dial the past

They’ve packed quite a bit of history into this little museum. We were able to teach the kids how... read more

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jz_girl7
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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What a nice museum! Every phone you can think of is here. Volunteers are great and very... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
795PatrickL
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Roseville, California
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Reviewed today via mobile

They’ve packed quite a bit of history into this little museum. We were able to teach the kids how to dial a rotary phone and see how the old switchboards used to work. Little gem right there.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

What a nice museum! Every phone you can think of is here. Volunteers are great and very knowledgeable and took the time to talk about how the switch boards work and even how they used to trace a call. And best of all it’s free!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 795PatrickL
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We took our mother who is suffering with Alzheimer's to the Roseville Telephone Museum a few months ago. She loved seeing phones from her past. We loved it that she was able to pick out devices that her father and mother had in the '30's!...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank valstamps
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Great small, local museum that covers the history of Roseville as told by what was the local telephone company. Docent that gave me a tour was very knowledgeable about both the early history of telephones and the local community. Both grew together.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Charlie B
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This is, by far, one of the best museums Ive seen. It's all about the invention of the telephone, switchboard, phone lines and service. Great for kids - very educational. A must see. A 5 star rating!!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank sharijim D
Reviewed June 8, 2017

This is one of the coolest small museums you will ever find. Unfortunately it is only open the first Saturday of each month--as totally manned by volunteers. But if you happen to be in the area at that time--then go!! You will not be disappointed....More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank chesterchandler
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Our visit to this museum was quite a surprise. It covers telephone usage through the years. All the types of phones are displayed. There are phone booths, full displays, good signage. It is educational as well as nostalgic, to see the phones that grandpappy used....More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Tommy M
Reviewed June 18, 2016

We went on an open museum day at the last minute and ended up spending quite a lot of time in the museum. It was fascinating to see the old telephones, make a call on a real switchboard, learn how calls used to be made...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Teakellie6
Reviewed May 13, 2016

Its a really good place to visit. This is quite well located. All in all it offers a good experience.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank amritareviewer
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great place to take kids and people from out of town. Lots of old phones and information to read. I would go back again

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Sharon J
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