In the attempt to overcome the barriers of space and time, human telecommunication devices, from antiquity until today, comprise the panorama of the collection of the Museum of OTE, unique in its kind and among the few technology museums in Greece.
Launched in 1990, the collection includes more than 4,500 objects and rich archival material. Among other things, exhibits include vintage telephones, morse code telegraph, wireless communication systems, telephoto devices, telex machines, fiber optics, collections of old telegrams and the first Greek television studio. Communication systems, telecommunications networks, instruments and devices adorn the cases and the museum, and apart from their museum value, they are also cultural objects.
The program of daily tours for school groups and individual visitors are part of the museum's key activities. Continuing the successful education-training events, an array of new activities have been launched and addressed to family, children and adolescents depending on the subject. The content of events is based on three axes (social, artistic and festive) and implemented by museum educators, psychologists and artists. At the same time, the museum runs parallel programs including art and technology workshops for school groups with the aim of providing a unique relationship with the exhibits and the visual arts, as a means of informal education and communication.
Programs, partnerships and actions make up the museum's contemporary image of an institution that maintains a dynamic relationship with society. The Museum of OTE, this ark of telecommunications technology, will always be a living organism that is constantly evolving and illuminating the three dimensions of development: past, present, and future.