Starting out as a place where the history and collection for communications by post, telephone and telegraph was on show, the Museum for Communication in The Hague has evolved into a venue where visitors can interactively experience the impact of communication on daily life.
History of the museum
Although the museum has only been known as the Museum for Communication since 1999, it has been in existence since 1929. Since the Second World War the museum has been located in Zeestraat in The Hague, in the former Royal Bazaar. For many years, the museum has been a unique attraction for children and adults who want to learn about communication by post, telegraph and telephone.
Future of the museum
During recent years, technological developments have been unfolding at a rapid pace: a development that continues unabated. Today the internet is the communication platform where love and heartbreak, war and peace, art and kitsch co-exist with the daily news. The impact of these developments on our way of communicating has been phenomenal. The Museum for Communication in The Hague focuses on these new means of communication, while paying tribute to the communication methods of the past 100 years.