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Musée de la Communication en Alsace

68340 Riquewihr, France (Haut-Rhin (Elsass, Colmar))

Address 3 Cour du Château
 
 
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
 
Museum typ Exhibition
Radio and Kommunication in general
  • Carriages
  • Telephone / Telex
  • Morse technology
  • Post


Opening times
Du 24 mars au 1er novembre et pendant les marchés de Noël: Tous les jours, de 10h00 à 17h30

Admission
Status from 05/2018
Adultes: 5 €; Groupe: 4 €; Enfant: 2,50 €; Famille: 11 €

Contact
Tel.:+33-389 47 93 80  eMail:musee shpta.com  

Homepage www.shpta.com

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Location / Directions
N48.166025° E7.299030°N48°9.96150' E7°17.94180'N48°9'57.6900" E7°17'56.5080"

Das Musée de la Poste (Postmuseum) befindet sich im ehemaligen württembergischen Schloss.

Description

In the ground floor

In the main showroom : presentation of the relays, the postmasters, the postillons, uniforms, boots, signs…
In France, a unique collection of mail coaches (from the XVIIIth to the early XXth  century).

1. The first normalized berline for the transport of passengers in France, called « Turgotine » (1775).

2.  A mail-coach dated 1805 with its postillon in uniform.

3. A mail-coach of the German imperial Post (1880) for the transport and the delivery of the parcels.

1st. floor of the Museum

A TRIP THROUGH 2000 YEARS OF POST AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS MAINLY IN ALSACE

1. The gallo-roman period: milestones, examples of handwriting.

2. From the Middle Ages up to the XVIIth century: the costume of a messenger by foot of Mulhouse.

3. In the XVIIIth century : the tribulations of Diffiné, a letter conveyor, and a reconstitution of a scenery showing a lady writing a letter in her living-room.

4. The beginning of the Telecommunications: Claude Chappe invents the aerial telegraph (1793), model, and card of the line, code.

5. The extend of the Letter-post : first delivery of the mail in the countryside, 1830.

6. The advent of the railway: François-Donat Blumstein organizes, in the XIXth century, the transport of the letters by mail vans.

7. The German imperial Post and the invention of the telephone : the new architecture of the alsatian Post Offices, post material, uniforms. Bell invents the telephone in 1876.

8. Post and Telecommunications in the XXth century: postal aircraft, wireless telegraphy-receivers, running telephone-exchange installations.

9. The Telecommunications, yesterday and today, a parallel between the first telex, the telephones of the 1943's, and the current techniques of transmission.


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