1. Collection

Catalogues and research

Many of the museum’s objects are recorded on our catalogue and thus accessible to a wide audience: from a hand-cranked telephone to curiosities from the world of philately to the small Saurer post bus from 1939. The database also contains photographs, posters and diagrams from the history of Swiss telecommunication.

Catalogue collections

Please contact us directly for enquiries regarding the collection or to order pictures.

Other avenues of research

Didn’t find what you were looking for? For a more in-depth search on the topic of communication and postal history, you can also access the catalogues of the  PTT-Archives  and our joint  library .

To carry out a broader search we also recommend accessing the  Swiss Museum collections. It contains the collections of several Swiss museums.


Museum of Communication
Helvetiastrasse 16
3006 Berne
Phone: 031 357 55 55      
Email: communicationmail-mfkch

Consulting and Research

Images from any of the catalogues are protected by copyright and can only be used following approval from the competent authorities. If you wish to use visual material for reproduction purposes, please refer to our regulations governing such use as well as the general legal terms and conditions. Please use the direct link below the individual database descriptions for orders and enquiries.