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The Radio Museum (ex “Washford Radio Museum“)

TA23 0AZ Watchet, Great Britain (UK) (Somerset)

Address 5 Anchor Street
 
 
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
 
Museum typ Exhibition
Radio and Kommunication in general
  • TV and image recording
  • Tubes/Valves / Semiconductors
  • Radios (Broadcast receivers)
  • Transmitting and Studio technique
  • Gramophone (no electrical sound transmission)


Opening times
Wednesdays to Saturdays: 10.30am - 5.00pm
These times may change at short notice so please phone or email to check before travelling.

Admission
Status from 04/2022
Free entry, donations expected.

Contact
Tel.:+44-7544-620 621  eMail:neil radiomuseum.org.uk  

Homepage www.radiomuseum.uk

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Location / Directions
N51.180944° W3.330767°N51°10.85664' W3°19.84602'N51°10'51.3984" W3°19'50.7612"

Watchet is a harbour town at the mouth of the Washford River on Bridgwater Bay, part of the Bristol Channel, and on the edge of Exmoor National Park.
Adjacent to the harbour is Watchet station. This is now an intermediate stop on the West Somerset Railway, a largely steam-operated heritage railway that links Bishops Lydeard, near Taunton, with Minehead.

Some example tube pages for sets you can see there:

Transmitting Triode, air BR189
Transmitting Triode, air DEM2
Transmitting Triode, air DET3_GB
Transmitting Triode, air MT9L

Description

Opened in 1933, the BBC West Regional Transmitting Station at Washford Cross housed the first broadcast transmitters in Somerset and was the first high-powered broadcasting station in the South West of England.

The Washford Radio Museum was opened in 1993 in time for the 60th anniversary of the Transmitting Station's opening and aims to describe its history as well as offer an insight into radio broadcasting in Britain from the 1920's through to its future in the new millennium.

The Museum contains photographs and technical information about the Washford station from the 1930's through to its present use broadcasting three radio programmes in the medium waveband to the South West of England and South Wales.

There are many items of early BBC equipment and ephemera, some rescued from the Washford station before its re-engineering in the late 1970's, as well as a collection of around 150 radios, radiograms and televisions.


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