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A. S. Popov Central Museum of Communications

Named after the great Russian radio pioneer, this museum is housed on Pochtamtskaya Ulitsa ("Post Office Street") in the former palace of Prince Alexander Bezborodko, a prominent statesman in the reign of Catherine the Great. It traces the history of the main media of mass communication - telephone, telegraph, post, radio, and television - in Russia and the Soviet Union.

  • Bezborodko Palace, now the Alexander Popov Communications Museum in St Petersburg, Russia
    Bezborodko Palace, now the Alexander Popov Communications Museum
  • Collections at the Communications Museum in St Petersburg, Russia
    Collections at the Communications Museum
  • Exhibit at the Communications Museum in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Exhibit at the Communications Museum
  • Modern exhibit at the Communications Museum in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Modern exhibit at the Communications Museum
  • Satellites at the Communications Museum in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Satellites at the Communications Museum

The museum was originally founded in 1872, and the collections have recently been fully renewed to include a number of entertaining interactive displays, alongside more traditional exhibits such as a superb collection of Russian/Soviet and foreign stamps (one of the largest in the world), and a vast collection of communications equipment, from 19th century letter boxes to a complete Soviet satellite. Make sure they show you their pneumatic postal tube and fully operational mid-1950s automatic telephone switchboard. With plenty of English-language material and a very hands-on ethos, this is an excellent museum for children and adults.

Location:4, Pochtamtsky Pereulok
Metro:Admiralteyskaya
Telephone:+7 (812) 323-9718 (For excursions: +7 (812) 571-0060)
Open:Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm.
Closed:Sundays, Mondays, and the last Thursday of each month
Website:http://www.rustelecom-museum.ru/
Admission:Adult RUB 120.00. Students/children: RUB 60.00
Photo and video:RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible (stairs).
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