"It was just one of the best experiences of my life"
“I had a good time, I had fun but I also learned a lot. Keep it cool! "
"Knowledge that I would have no chance to get, otherwise!"
“A Museum full of Wows! …………”
The Telecommunications Museum was filled with smiles from young and old on the weekend of May 18th and 19th.
With live hip-hop music, afro, reggae and ice cream, we welcomed the Museum's friends, neighborhood people and visitors from all over Athens to celebrate the Museum as a cultural hub.
More than 500 visitors had the opportunity to either take part in an event or walk around the exhibition to get to know the history of Telecommunications.
"Museum in the Dark" Educational Activity
The Museum in a dark and mysterious atmosphere, revealed a luminous path in which children with flashlights explored invisible spots with telecommunications information. Exploring the pre-electricity period, a digital cluster of dove-messengers appeared in front of them, old phone sounds were heard, luminous books were read, and their lighting swords became the Jedi of communication.
"Painting the Past" Art Workshop
Listening to Mozart and learning about the art of photography, the children picked four black and white photos from the Museum's archive, painted them in vibrant colors, glued stickers and made a mini-photo album which they took home a souvenir.
"Mystery Museum... Mystery Game" Mixed Reality action
• How could we send SMS in the 2nd century BC?
• What do I see if I approach with a tablet on a 1950's phone?
• Can I get transferred to a satellite station now?
• How do I become a 20-meter pylon lineman?
These and many more were learned and experienced, mainly, by the children who participated in the "Mystery Museum" program
Over two hundred visitors, young and old, in an interactive tour of the permanent exhibition (1st and 2nd floor), got to know the history and evolution of Telecommunications from Ancient Greece to the era of satellites. They listened to Graham Bell's voice, entered a 1930s phone booth and saw photos sent by reporters in the 1970s. In the end a surprise was expecting them! One of the first in the 60s fully-operational TV studios!
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Come to the Museum every day (9.00-17.00) to explore and discover telecommunications; of course we will guide you!
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