Wednesday, 12. August 2020

The Museum of Telecommunications, located in the old classsrooms of  Puskás Tivadar Vocational High School, opened its doors with the slogan „Living knowledge for the future”. The rich exhibition can be visited, by prior appointment, between 10:00-13:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.
The overall message of the exhibition that presents the history of the past and current ways of information tranfer is, as the school director David Demeter also mentions, that our present has grown out of our past knowledge and our future is also due to knowledge.

Therefore, the Puskás Tivadar Foundation has established the collection of more that 1000 pieces of telecommunication equipments for scientific and educational  purposes. This collection is estimated at 500 thousand lei and 90% of items are still functioning. Students and visitors may wander among the thematically arranged stalls, may observe and enjoy different objects, for example the most popular ones, the military radio-transceiver device used at the Warsaw Pact, the Titanic's radio room, the telecommunication equipment used in the First and Second World War, the telephone newspaper ”Telefonhírmondó” of Puskás Tivadar, as well as the collection's oldest piece, a Morse machine from 1915. During the professional tour, visitors can see plenty of other unique items from various eras.

Photo: Vargyasi Levente

The founders of this exhibition are proud that the educational and pedagogical value of the museum serves not just for students, but also for the community. The collection items may be interactively introduced in lessons, wether lab activities, creating alternative energy or the Amateur Radio Club. Students interested in the latter are welcome every Wednesday at 5 pm. Furthermore, the Museum also welcomes old technical books for the purpose of expanding the exhibition.
The founders of the museum, Attila Puskás - biologist and writer, Ernő Csáky - engineer, professional telecommunications engineering officer, and the late Albert Kis, the co-owner of the radio collection, and Constantin Tanase - contractor,  promise: an exciting historical telecommunication knowledge will reveal itself to the visitors!

If you are interested in seeing the encyclopedic collection of remote communication, encompassing items from hundreds of years, starting from messenger pigeons, to mobile phones, visit the Museum of Telecommunications ”Puskás Tivadar”, located in Sfântu Gheorghe, Str.Pescarilor nr.41 (The High School's main building, I Floor, rooms 34 and 35). Visiting hours are from Monday to Friday, between 10:00-13:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.
For prior appointments call the Secretary - 0267 313 771, or the number 0741 582 489.

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