Radios in museums
February 25, 2015 8:57 AM   Subscribe

Do you like radios? And museums? Then you need the gazatteer of museums and historical places around the world where you can look at radios and associated technologies!
posted by carter (8 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Shout out to my local radio museum, RAF Henlow's Signals Museum! Don't forget to bring some photo ID because otherwise you can't get into the base.
posted by The River Ivel at 9:14 AM on February 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

This is great, thank you. Does anyone know of a good resource for small independent museums around the US? They are my favorite thing, and I feel like I only ever stumble upon them by chance.
posted by Think_Long at 9:29 AM on February 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'm browsing on mobile, but no Signal Hill in St John's, NL? There's a museum there documenting Marconi's possible reception of the first transatlantic signal.
posted by scruss at 11:19 AM on February 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

The Military Communications and Electronics Museum in Kingston Ontario is definitely worth a look if you are into this sort of thing. Hwy 2 East, you can't miss the big radar dish on the front lawn. Looks like it's not on the radiomuseum list above.
posted by ovvl at 12:02 PM on February 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'm glad that the British Vintage Wireless and Television Museum in Dulwich is included.

I wrote the Wikipedia article on Gerry Wells, the recently deceased and rather eccentric man who started it.
posted by tommorris at 2:32 PM on February 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

How funny, we just passed a tiny radio museum in Goldfield, Nevada, housed in a trailer, on a recent road trip. I'll have to contact the webmaster and have them added!

Found a little blurb on the museum here under "The Man with the Radios" in case anyone is interested. Goldfield is also home to its own radio station.
posted by puellaeterna at 7:16 PM on February 25, 2015 [2 favorites]

Bellingham, Washington. We are totally lucky with this amazing museum!!!
posted by somnambulist at 8:55 PM on February 25, 2015 [2 favorites]

Hmm, I think it's time for us to get listed. Thanks for this!
posted by Too-Ticky at 3:11 AM on February 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

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