Students learn about the history of how messages were transferred from prehistory to today, they can test their skills in Morse code and make phone calls through manual and automatic telephone exchanges.
Groups are limited to 25 persons. Prior reservations for guided tours are mandatory and must be done at least a week before visiting. Guided tours for school groups are 60 minutes long. The museum has a maximum capacity of two groups at the same time.
The Museum of Post and Telecommunications can prepare a TECHNICAL SCIENCE DAY, in combination with a guided tour of the museum collections and a selected workshop.
|Entrance fee: 1,60 €/person (school children in a group)
|Guided tour of a school group: 15,00 €
|Guided tour of a school group in English language: 25,00 €
GUIDED TOURS FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
The Please Touch museum path is dedicated to our blind and visually impaired visitors as well as all other curious and enquiring souls that want to explore and learn about our technological heritage through their senses.
The path’s first section presents the history of postal services from Antiquity to today. Children can touch a milestone, which once stood next to a Roman road and informed travellers how far everything was. They can read the legend of Saint Ulrich on a medieval scroll, learn how fast messages travelled in the past, hear the proclamation of a town crier, listen to the melodies of the post horn, and touch various types of writing instruments. In 1919, Slovenians issued our first postage stamps, the Verigar series. The museum has an enlarged stamp from this series, which children can touch. The collection also includes various means of transport, postal packages, a bumping table, mailbags, and mailsacks.
The latter part of the exhibition offers insight into the history of telecommunications from telegraphs to smartphones. Children can use a Morse telegraph and teleprinters, test themselves in making phone calls with the help of manual, automatic and digital switchboards, and reminiscent about their first mobile phone. Just a few years ago, it was mostly the blind and visually impaired who handled the profession of a switchboard telephonist. The exhibition also offers children the opportunity to listen to a short history of the first mobile phones and feel the 3D model of the world’s first mobile phone.
The Please Touch museum path is a collaboration with the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana.
|No entrance fee for disabled people
|Guided tour of school children: 15,00 €/group
|Guided tour of school children in English language: 25,00 €/group
WORKSHOP – telegraph
Students build a simple transmitter and receiver of the telegraph, which they connect to each other by wire. With the help of visual material, they learn about different ways of transmitting messages from a distance even before the invention of the telegraph. When assembling a telegraph, they learn about the components and how a simple telegraph works. With the help of a worksheet, children send funny messages to each other in pairs in Morse code.
Duration: 45 min
The price of the workshop is 2.00 €/ student
You can apply by phone 01/364 00 83 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Ajda Kozjek
Telephone: +386 1 364 00 83