110 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
P O Box 16174
Albuquerque, NM 87191
THE MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19. PLEASE CALL 505-238-1952 FOR FURTHER INFO.
Donation requested is $4 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.
Free. Donations Accepted.
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Sue Turner, Treasurer/Publicist
Gigi Galassini, Chair of Board of Directors
Tom Baker, Vice-Chair Board of Directors
This museum consists of 4 floors of exhibits, telephone switchboards and telephones as well as 4 audio exhibits in the original telephone building of 1906. Located in downtown Albuquerque it has displays and guided tours (if scheduled) that tell NM history, science, geography and inventions evolved in communications industry. Tours can be developed in each topic for ages from 8-80+ years of age. All group tours must be scheduled through the Chair of the Board, Tom Baker-505-238-1952.
The Gift Shop is open during Museum hours, offering a variety of New Mexico and telephone related gifts, jewelry and books.
Our purpose is to educate young and old alike to the history of the telephone in New Mexico and to preserve the legacy of the telephone people who built that industry in New Mexico.
The "Museum Room" was located in a telephone building but is now in the 1906 telephone building in downtown Albuquerque. Volunteers were involved from Bell System retirees and other interested parties. The Museum is an all volunteer organization.
Switchboards, telephones, audio exhibits, photos gallery, display cases built-in and free-standing, and a resource center.
Telephone directories from 1916-current from almost every town in NM. Technical books, history books and diaries from telephone industry in NM. (by appt only--cannot be removed)
Our handouts are given upon tours completion and are free. "Little known facts about Alexander G. Bell" and "The Vail Award Story"
The building the Museum is housed in was designed by architect, J. L. LaDreir.
Access: General Public
Appointment required: Yes
Please call Sue on 505-294-5375 to arrange and schedule tours. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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