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National Vintage Wireless and Television Museum

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The museum traces the history of broadcasting from Marconi and Baird's early experiments, to the present day developments in satellite communications. It shows a large collection of vintage wireless and television receivers: some early equipment as used by these early pioneers, demonstrating the first wireless transmissions and mechanical scan television. The building also houses the museum's sound and vision archive.  The exhibition is set out chronologically in a series of period 'room sets' on each floor of the museum.

Interpretation, shows the importance of radio and television in the social development of the 20th century. Examples include, the early news and light entertainment programmes of the Twenties and Thirties, through to the electronic news gathering and video technology of the present. The last Section of the museum features a comprehensive display of the developments in satellite radio and television and the future of broadcasting.



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