Children 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
We offer creative and educational workshops for children of various age groups, which relate to the museum’s contents and are done under the guidance our museum guides. The workshops are 30 to 60 minutes long.
The Museum of Post and Telecommunications can prepare a TECHNICAL AND SCIENCE DAY in combination with a guided tour of the museum collections and a workshop of your choice. Workshops from the Technical Museum of Slovenia in Bistra can also be done at the Museum of Post and Telecommunications in Polhov Gradec, by prior arrangement only.
PROGRAMME FOR KINDERGARTENS
You are warmly welcome to visit our Museum of Post and Telecommunications, dislocated unit of the Technical Museum of Slovenia, which has its premises in a renovated castle in Polhov Gradec.
Children will learn about the history of Post and Telecommunications in a fun, playful and at the same time informative way. We will present the time when we are eagerly waiting for the postman with the latest news and when cell phones were not yet part of our everyday lives. We will listen to the melodies of the postal Horn, get to know the means of transport, a variety of postal items and try to telephone.
Planning a visit:
You can choose just the guided tour or just the workshop. Combination of the two provides comprehensive, affordable and effective way to learn about the museum. Guided tour begins with a motivational introduction, which is followed by the main part of the selected highlights and ending with the thematic workshops. The program can be tailored to your needs and desires.
|Admission preschoolers: free
|Guided tour: 15 € / group of up to 22 children, lasting up to 45 minutes
|Each workshop: 1,5 € / child, lasting up to 45 minutes
|The combination of guided tour and workshop: € 37 / group (up to 22 children, lasting up to 90 minutes)
Target group: children aged 4 and 5 years (with the help of teachers)
Contact: Ajda Kozjek
Telephone: 01 364 00 83