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The collection of the Museum of Communication aims to archive the history of communication in Switzerland for future generations. It is therefore an important store of Swiss cultural heritage. Overall, it comprises some 3 million postage stamps, 500,000 photographs, 50,000 three-dimensional objects, 50,000 posters and plans as well as 5,000 films.

The world of communication in all its diversity, from the history of the postal services to telecommunication and digital data (Internet and social media) is carefully maintained, unlocked and made accessible.

The museum’s objects are recorded in our catalogue, which is accessible to the wider public: from a hand-cranked telephone to curiosities from the world of philately to the small Saurer post bus from 1939. The database also contains an extensive photographic collection, posters, sections of the stamp collection and diagrams from the history of Swiss telecommunication.

Link to the collection database on the online portal (DE/FR)

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

Museum für Kommunikation
Helvetiastrasse 16
3000 Bern 6
Phone: 031 357 55 55
Email: communication(at)


If you would like to use image material from our online catalogue, please note that fees may apply. 

All pictures and illustrations in our catalogues are copyright protected and may only be used with permission by the offices or institutions concerned. If you would like to order images for reproduction, please note our user regulations and general legal requirements.

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