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Postal and Telegraphic Museum of Central Europe

The museum, housed in Trieste's historic Palazzo delle Poste, was designed by Austrian architect Friedrich Setz, inaugurated in 1894 and opened to the public in 1997. 
Museo Postale e Telegrafico della Mitteleuropa
It was created to enhance the "postal culture" of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and the neighbouring countries of Central Europe. Inside the museum there is a brief reference to Guglielmo Marconi and his laboratory ship "Elettra", with historic material exhibited in the main hall. There are panels illustrating the history and characteristics of the Post Office building, a reconstruction of a vintage post office, and various historical items. These include postal artefacts such as forms and documents from the Austrian era to modern times, telegraphic equipment, old maps and charts identifying the mail routes of Central Europe, stamps, and views of postal buildings in other cities of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. 
Museo Postale e Telegrafico della Mitteleuropa (Postal and Telegraphic Museum of Central Europe)
palazzo delle poste - piazza Vittorio Veneto, 1
tel. +39 040 676 4264
fax +39 040 6764570

free entry

From Monday to Saturday 9 am-1pm; Thursday 9-1pm / 3pm-6pm - Closed Sundays and holidays

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