DIDWW Opens the First Telephony Museum in the Baltic States
The highly anticipated DIDWW telephony museum is now open to the general public in the Northern European city of Siauliai, Lithuania. The museum is located in a former treasury house built in 1907, now a heritage building.
The DIDWW has curated an extensive collection of exhibits and other artifacts related to 200 years of history of telephony in Lithuania and the world. The exposition features vintage and military phones, most of which are in perfect working order. For example, one of the oldest telephones is the Stromberg Carlson Type 896 deluxe compact wall telephone, which was designed for party line services. The museum, however, also presents phones from more recent times, ranging from the first rotary dial model to the latest dial pad phones, and from mobile phones to smartphones.