Petäjävesi radio and telephone museum is supported by Society of Old communication devices of Petäjävesi, founded 1995. The collections are on display at the former nursing home of Petäjävesi, dating 1916. The 350 square meters wide exhibition exists at the attic of the building. In order to get to the main exhibition area the visitor has to use the staircase. Some items are available for disabled as well.
The collections consists of over 3000 recorded items and numerous paper documents. The oldest radio is from the year 1924, oldest thermionic (radio) valve from 1918 and oldest telephone from 1880. Our main goal is to collect Finland’s electronic communication history. Therefore we have special collections of Finland’s biggest manufactures (ASA, Helvar, Salora and also Philips’ subsidiary of Finland). Finland’s and foreign military and professional equipment has on its own collection.
A lot of news 2015
Most of the exhibitions have been rearranged to give the better idea of the 20th century communication’s equipment. We are working on availability of the museum listings. Now the museum has info posts where visitors have access to our listings. We are also working on the internet availability and hopefully we have good news in this area soon. For present listings and photos, see ”Collections”. For the other museums, researchers and private collectors, we have also service manuals and all sorts of spare parts. See ”For sale”.
The year 2016 the antique electronics flea marketis saturdays 21.5. It is Finland´s biggest collectors' meeting. At the museum's yard from 9 am to 1 pm. Cafeteria open during flea market. Free entry to the museum during the flea markets.
Check out our video. Its duration is about five minutes. It tells you something of the history of communications and includes some curiosities of our museum. Our employee, Piia Pietarinen, leads and Ossi Rantapuska is man behind the camera.
See the video in English
The Finnish version is slightly different.
See the video in Finnish
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