The Museum of IT History – Private Museums of Russia

The Museum of IT History




Rostov region

Contact information

Rostov-on-Don,Voroshilovskii prospekt, 65/102

Tel.: +7 (863) 298-71-19

E-mail: victoria_babaeva@km-union.ru

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Operating hours

Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 – 18:00

Ticket price

Adults and children – 100 rubles

Preschoolers – free

Founder of the museum

Evgeni Karakushiyan

Founded

2013

About museum

The Museum of IT History opened on May 18, 2013. It is the first of its kind in Rostov-on-Don’s social project, which was born on the initiative of the famous Rostov businessman, General Director of KM-Soyuz holding, Yevgeny Karakushyan.

There are exhibitions called “Computation”, “Printing and copying”, “Sound recording”, “Radio and television”, “The telegraph and telephone”, “Photography and home cinema”; the collection consists of six categories, in each of which you can trace the historical development of these types of equipment. Retro-exhibits have been painstakingly gathered all around Russia for a long time, and some arrived at the museum from abroad.

In the museum you will see old artifacts such as arithmometers, compometers, and the first computers, the first televisions (with a lens), speakers and exchange speakers, tube and transistor radios, telegraphs, music boxes, polyphones, phonographs, gramophones, electrophones, typewriters, telephones, mimeographs (prototypes of a copy machine), the first cameras and amateur movie cameras, film projectors and slide projectors, and many other things.

The exposition is equipped with sensor monitors, thanks to which each visitor can independently find out all the information of interest on each exhibit.