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The Telephone Museum
289 Moody Street, Suite 111, Waltham, MA. 02453
(781) 314-6864
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The Telephone Museum


The Telephone Museum is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Public Charity Teaching Museum. Discover Telephone History in the Greater Boston Area where the telephone was invented!  The Telephone Museum fosters enthusiasm for engineering by leveraging America’s remarkable telephone history with educational programs that compare modern day telecommunications to vintage technology. The museum’s telephone collection is the focal point of this effort, and in conjunction with a maker space, serves to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit which gave birth to the telephone and continues to drive today’s inventors and innovators.
The insides of today's stuff is harder to see without specialized instruments, so we tear apart old analog phones to see the componentry that converts voice to electric current and back again. Then we compare this seemingly larger than life componentry of the 19TH century to today's semiconductor based versions. All things being equal, Ohm's Law is why smartphones work the same way as a candlestick phone. Furthermore, Ohm's Law is fundamental to all circuit design including smartphone RF and Logic circuit designs. So, in the spirit of taking stuff apart that is meaningful, The Telephone museum offers telephone workshops of all levels of electric theory.

Currently closed
Monday - Wednesday:
Thursday - Saturday:
10:30 am-2:30 pm