Night at the museum on the exhibition of the telecommunication and signalling equipment in Hradec Kralove
On the occasion of the International day of Museums and Galleries, IV Year of the Night at the Museum in Hradec Kralove is held on Friday, 20th May 2011 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. The entry to all museums and galleries is free on this night. The same applies to the exhibition of telecommunication and signalling equipment.
The Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization through its Technical Centre of Infrastructure runs this regular museum exhibition of the telecommunication and signalling equipment in Kydlinovska Street 1300 on the premises of the company Signal Mont s.r.o. The exhibition was opened in 1988 on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the arrival of the first steam engine at the territory of our republic. The original location for the exhibition was the railway station of Vidnava; the relocation to Hradec Kralove was carried out in 2001.
The interior exhibition comprises eight rooms with exhibits related to the telecommunication and signalling equipment. The rooms present: the era of rail birth, railway office, common evolution of the components of the telecommunication and signalling installations, evolution of the components of the signalling installations, the era of fixed lever, development of the telecommunication equipment, from telegraph to the dial office and an audio-visual hall.
The exterior presents the largest exhibition of signals in Europe. This section of the exhibition concentrates extraordinary and unique exhibits. A number of exhibits are renovated or modified, which allows their practical demonstration.
During our visit, we should not forget the study room and the library offering the most complete documentation stock on the telecommunication and signalling installations.
Správa železniční dopravní cesty, s. o.
Technická ústředna dopravní cesty
Muzejní expozice sdělovací a zabezpečovací techniky
(Areál firmy Signal Mont s. r. o.)
500 02 Hradec Králové
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