It’s a collection of ancient instruments for telecommunications and telephony; with the material received in donation it was carried out a fascinating exhibition, with 8 posters and 6 showcases containing over 70 instruments . The collection includes a wide range of instruments ranging from a wooden phone (Meucci model) perfectly preserved and still working, to BCA phones (independent central battery operating devices). The collection includes, in addition to the most recent electronic phones, the wooden magnetic phone (local battery powered) dated 1890, pitched telephones, intercom telephones dated around 1930 and some phone stations.
The collection is open to the public and admission is free.
The exhibition, organized with the support of the Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena, can be visited from Monday to Friday, from 8.00 am to 7.30 pm. Project leader is Prof. Mauro Barni, cataloging and exposure were treated by Dr. Cynthia Gentile.