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The collection consists of a wide range of equipment and instruments used in telecommunications: radar, telephone switchboards, radio stations, collections valves, electronic components and tools used in the teaching of telecommunications in the last decades of the nineteenth century and throughout twentieth.

Among the equipment from large facilities include analog switchboards, some employed in the general telephone network and other, smaller, from various departments of government; radar equipment (transmitter and receiver antennas) of domestic and foreign origin, and radio stations used in commercial stations, electronic components, wire forms (from simple copper pairs to employees in submarine communications), vacuum valves.

Among the oldest pieces stand out the inscriptores, switches or transmission drillers Morse, built in the late nineteenth century and keep the original parts.

The educational activity of the school is present through educational panels (television and radio) that explain the operation of its various electronic circuits. With them a set of measuring instruments (voltmeters, galvanometers, multimeters, ondámetros boxes impedance, etc.) it is exposed; some of these devices were made by the students of the school in the years before the Civil War.

The museum has a remarkable collection of telephones, from line to specialized equipment (telephones campaign or military models of the 1940s), switching keys, etc. Especially interesting is the collection of mobile phones.

An important part of the collection are the radios. Household receivers manufactured in the early decades of the twentieth century are displayed, along with transmitting equipment of various kinds, from instruments of military equipment to civilian use. Galena receivers made between 1930 and 1945, four radio receivers tuned frequency valves (1920).

Part of the exhibits are displayed on a computer classroom, in which an instrumental ensemble (oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc.) manufactured by an American multinational exposed, these pieces were acquired by the School under the program Hispanic-American cooperation throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Location and contact

Hours: From Monday to Friday on schooldays from 9:00 to 14:00 h.

Tours: Free. It is necessary to arrange an appointment (Enrique Calleja 91-336-73-15)