National Museum of Postal Services and Telecommunication

An intriguing museum full of gizmos that will appeal to both adults and children alike.

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National Museum of Postal Services and Telecommunication

Fancy seeing the first ever fax?

Opened in the 1970s, the Postal Museum is definitely the location of choice for philately lovers everywhere, housing a host or rarities in the form of stamps and telecommunication memorabilia. Amongst its treasures is the very first official stamp of Morocco, which dates back to 1912 and depicts a Tangerine mosque. As for the artefacts associated with the country’s advancement in telecommunications, you will find everything from the telephone and telegraph to the Belinograph invented by Édouard Belin in 1913, which also goes by the name of telephotography. This invention could even be thought of as a distant ancestor of today’s internet, seeing as it was used to send cable images through the telephone network. Another curious item on display is the so-called “Baudot”, a kind of telegraph with printing mechanism, invented in 1874, which used a peculiar code to interpret words by means of the dots on a page, surely a predecessor of teletype.

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