Postal history & stamps:

The Postal history and stamps have been  communication journey starting from the 1930s for; letters, stamps, parcels, telegraphs to philately for countries all over the world to date. Philately is the study of the stamps, stamp production and distribution, philatelic postal history refers to stamps as historical documents; postmarks, postcards, envelopes and the letters they contain including the study of postal rates, postal policy, postal administration. Read more»

Telephone history:

The gallery displays first telephone families ranging from Morse code, magneto, rotary, push buttons digital and mobile phones. To dial a number on rotary telephone, the user puts a finger in the corresponding finger hole and rotates the dial clockwise until it reaches the finger stop. Almon Brown Strowger filed the first patent for a rotary dial, U.S. on December 21, 1891 that was later issued to him on November 29, 1892. Read more »

P.B.X- Private branch exchanges:

The telephone exchange displayed at the gallery consists of manual, automatic, digital and microwaves, manually operated exchanges installed in subscriber's premises comprise of various switchboards. The switchboard operator also connects the employees in the firm to the number, These were used in the 1940's G.P.O Telephone Switchboard PBX
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History of communication in Multimedia University College of Kenya

From 1948 to 1977, postal service in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda was provided by the East African Posts and Telecommunications Corporation. In 1948 it was founded as Central Training School. (C.T.S) to serve East African Posts Training School. The dissolution of the first East African Community since. Kenya established its own monopoly communications company, KP&TC. The government developed and adopted economic policies in the mid 1990's. Recommendations of that process included separation of the postal and telecommunication operations. In

February 1999, the corporation was broken up into three entities:

  1. Telkom Kenya Providing telecommunications services
  2. Postal Corporation of Kenya to offer Postal services
  3. Communications Commission Of Kenya (CCK)

In 1992 it was upgraded to Kenya College of Communications Technology (KCCT) under KPTC. In 1999 it became a subsidiary of Telkom Kenya Ltd. (TKL) due to KP&TC splitting into Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK), Telkom Kenya Ltd and Communications Commission of Kenya. In 2006 it became a CCK subsidiary after privatization of TKL. In 2008 under the legal notice Number 155 it finally became Multimedia University College Of Kenya. This makes it one of the oldest telecommunication institution in Kenya and beyond. The ICT Museum offers students variety of old equipment that were used in those old days, in the field of Telecommunication, Computer Science and Mass communication respectively.

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A model of the  KCCT (Currently Multimedia University)

Computer gallery

Would you like a chance to see the old computers, operating systems that were used in late 80s and early 90s? The era of windows Dos 6.0, Windows 3.11, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT. As the saying goes, "old is gold". A display of the Installation of Windows 98 at the computer gallery in the Museum by a technician. The rich computer gallery,  this is a history of the electronic components and mechanical devices. Finally we describe the continuing integration of 21st-century supercomputers, internet, networks, personal devices and integrated computers/communicators into many aspects of today's society. Display of the second generation computers and series of the Macintosh Performa 5220, Macintosh S.E and a series of the computers starting from the 286, 386, and the XT as the journey of Pentiums I,II,II and IV collections respectively.