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Our tours can be booked in German, English, French and Turkish
Duration Tours can be 60 or 90 minutes, as preferred
Price €65 or €75, depending on tour duration, plus admission
Advice and booking If you have any questions about the museum’s programme of activities, just contact us! You can reach us by phone 0911 230 88-230 or just write an email to mkn.anmeldung*mspt.de.

Book one of our fascinating and fun tours on a wide range of topics for your group, and explore the world of communication!

We also offer themed private tours on request. For themed private tours, contact us at least two weeks in advance.

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Communication? Explore the Museum!

There are many ways to communicate – in sounds, images, and writing, in face-to-face exchanges or through analogue or digital media. All of this is communication. And as the world becomes increasingly networked, this topic is more important than ever. What was communication like in bygone ages? How do we communicate today? Where are there dangers of misunderstandings and stumbling blocks in communication? On our guided tours, you discover a range of remarkable exhibits in a museum nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award in 2014. Rediscover things from the past, learn about the contexts of the time and new developments – and let our many interactive stations inspire you to communicate with a new insight!

Office Grapevine? Flood of Emails? The Communication Culture!

On this tour, we explore the basis and cultures of communication. Find out about misunderstandings in communication, explore the history of telephony from the small manual switchboard to the telephone handset, discover that you can hear a smile on the phone, and learn about words travelling from one language to another. But we also convey messages without words – through our clothes, expressions and gestures. On a brief journey through intercultural communication, we see how gestures with an accepted meaning in our culture can become a hindrance in communication on holidays abroad or in international teams.

Afterwards, we move on to the written word, discovering how you can still use a computer even if you write in Chinese with its thousands of characters. Finally, after looking at the pneumatic post display as a visual analogy of a network, we explore the virtual networks of today, including the flood of emails and tips on surfing the net. To round the tour off, we consider the importance of social media such as Facebook not just for ourselves but also, for example, for personnel managers.

Your Data! Safe Data?

Data privacy was a major issue even years before the internet – and this is one of the topics explored in the facts and stories behind the exhibits in our four rooms on listening, seeing, writing and the internet. On this tour, for example, find out about the early days of telephony and what telephone operators, almost exclusively women, could hear on the line – and why operators ultimately became redundant. In the display on seeing, the issue of data privacy is closely related to the invention of photography. Even before today’s flood of images, each individual’s right to their own image had to be regulated under law. In the writing section, we look at how writing encodes information and the pluses and minuses of various systems. The tour is rounded off with our internet display and a look at the amount of data currently flowing around the world. But who can evaluate it – and how?

The tour can also be expanded to include a password workshop showing simple methods to create unbreakable access codes which are still easy to memorise.

City Tour: The Post Office at Nuremberg Main Station

Through telegraphy and parcel transport, the postal service and railways were closely connected. The former post office building at Nuremberg main station also housed the city’s radio transmitter and a letter sorting office, as well as a visual telephone, a swimming pool and a skittling alley for post office employees. The tour through the building also includes several surprises!
Meeting point Entrance to the Handwerkerhof, Königstraße

In cooperation with the DGPT (German society for postal and telecommunications history).

Travel Back to the Wirtschaftswunder Years

Telephone booths, rotary dials, transistor radios – discover the 1950s and 60s!
In cooperation with the DGPT (German society for postal and telecommunications history).

Women at Work – The Telephone Operator

Former telephone operator Gerda Korneck leads this tour on the history of women working for the postal services.
In cooperation with the DGPT (German society for postal and telecommunications history).

The Digital World …

… or how the internet has changed our lives.
In cooperation with the DGPT (German society for postal and telecommunications history).

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