On Wednesday, 3 November, we hosted 50 students from the 9th Vocational Lyceum of Athens online at the Museum and took them on a journey to the world of communication from antiquity up to the modern digital era.
We took a tour of the permanent exhibition, saw and listened to known and unknown communication stories. Starting with the telecommunications inventions of Ancient Greeks, such as the Phryctoriae, Pyrseia and Hydraulic telegraph, we entered the era of electricity and the great inventors, such as Morse, Bell and Marconi, and learned about telegraphy and telephony. The tour continued on the 2nd floor of the Museum, where we saw analogue switchboards and how they operated up to the 1970s, at a time when we still had operators, and after that we visited one of the first Greek Television studios of the 1960s – a unique exhibit hosted at the Museum.
The tour was projected in 3 large laboratory rooms of the school, and the Museum’s team answered questions raised by students and teachers.
Due to the increased interest in School Tours, the Museum has now included extra tours in its programme. Make your booking here!