Street Address
110 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Mailing Address
P O Box 16174
Albuquerque, NM 87191
Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday10 AM - 1:30 PM
Closed holidays and weekends except by appointment. Please call GIGI to schedule.
Admissions
$2/adult
$1/<12 years of age
$4/person after hours and off days
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Sue Turner, Publicist
phone: 505-280-4893
Gigi Galassini, Chair of Board of Directors
phone: 505-292-9833
Tom Baker, Vice-Chair Board of Directors
phone: 505-821-4326

Description

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, Gigi Galassini.

The Gift Shop is open during Museum hours, offering a variety of New Mexico and telephone related gifts, jewelry and books.

Mission

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.

History

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.

Artifacts Collections

Switchboards, telephones, audio exhibits, photos gallery, display cases built-in and free-standing, and a resource center.

Research Collections

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)

Educational Programs

Our handouts are given upon tours completion and are free. "Little known facts about Alexander G. Bell" and "The Vail Award Story"

    Facilities

    The building the Museum is housed in was designed by architect, J. L. LaDreir.

    Library

    Access: General Public

    Appointment required: Yes

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Restrooms

    Services

    Gift Shop

    Group Tours