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Telephone Museum of New Mexico

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Address: 110 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque, NM
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Located in downtown Albuquerque, the museum occupies the original 1906 telephone building. We were the only ones at the museum at the time we visited and got a private tour from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2013
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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm into telephones and this museum is wonderful. There are so many phones from every era on display that there was hardly enough time to look at them all. The collection of old switchboards is also impressive. Our guide taught me how to use an old fashioned switchboard, answering a question that I've had for many years. There is a... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Truthfully, I did not expect much prior to entering the museum. Boy, was I surprised. This little museum is jam packed with telephone company memorabilia. It is very well laid out on four floors of the old telephone building. There is even a bit of the original brick showing through. What really astounds are the displays of phone equipment as... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

This museum opens seasonally. I called before got there, nobody answer me and when I arrived it was closed. Better luck next time.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

went to the trouble of finding the place, parked, paid the meter, walked the block to find the door and it was locked, no one home during the monday open time. Lots of construction in front of the door for the entire block may have something to do with it. this is not a highly visited site and the hours... More 

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Sierra Vista
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is a gem of a museum. It has 3 floors accessible by elevator, and is tucked a little off of Route 66 in Downtown Albuquerque. They have interactive displays for kids (and adults), and genuinely describes the evolution of tele-communications from tin cans and string to near current-day. The volunteers are very knowledgeable, and were fun to ask questions.... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

I ran across this wonderful museum while looking for something to do in Albuquerque. With nearly 45 years in the Telephone business, I thought this would be fun. It was! They are open Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 10:00 to 1:30. We had a nearly private tour with Tom. The exhibits are wonderful and span the history of the telephone.... More 

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El Cerrito, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

We stumbled upon this little museum while checking out the walking mall of downtown. This is a truly strange museum --- 4 floors (half of the building each) are crammed with phones, phone paraphernalia, and a treasure trove of history. It is only open Monday, Wednesdays, and fridays, at this point, and costs $2 --- such a bargain. Many of... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Located in downtown Albuquerque, the museum occupies the original 1906 telephone building. We were the only ones at the museum at the time we visited and got a private tour from Fred, a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic museum volunteer. Every aspect of telephone history is featured in the museum exhibits. Staffed entirely by volunteers and with limited hours, it's a... More 

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ABQ NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

This is tucked away along the 4th St downtown "mall". Only open limited hours so call to see when they'll be open. A lot of very cool old phone "stuff" to see. Very informative exhibits. Well laid out. Lots of fun and a bargain for the $2 admission.

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012

Housed in the 1906 central telephone building in downtown Albuquerque. All vounteer staff. Four floors of communications history and exhibits.

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