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Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC)

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60654 Chicago, IL, United States of America (USA) (Illinois)

Address Formerly in 360 North State Street
Floor area 5 760 m² / 62 000 ft²  
Museum typ
Radio and Kommunication in general

Opening times

The Museum of Broadcast Communications is On the Move

After over a decade at 360 North State Street in Chicago, the MBC will be relocating as our space is being sold. The board of directors is seeking a new location with an anticipated re-opening in 2025 in collaboration with a local university. In the meantime, we will be focusing on virtual and pop-up exhibits around Chicagoland.

Status from 01/2024
Temporary closed

Tel.:+1-312-245 8200  Fax:+1-312-245 8207  


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Location / Directions
N41.889116° W87.627897°N41°53.34696' W87°37.67382'N41°53'20.8176" W87°37'40.4292"

CTA bus routes #29, #36, & #62 all stop at the front door of the MBC.

Discount parking available at the Standard Parking garage at 401 N. State Street (kitty-corner from the museum, look for Hertz sign).

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:

J: Otari Electric Co., Analog Two-Track Recorder MX-5050 BIII (3) (1999??)
USA: Hallicrafters, The; S-38D (1954-57)
USA: Arvin, brand of 3586 Ch= 1.44800 (1959)


The MBC includes:

* A two-story, glass-and-steel lobby atrium
* Oprah’s Door (through which she made her famous grand entrance each day)
* WGN's Family Classics set
* The Penthouse with a garden terrace for private events up to 700
* 173 inductee posters in the only National Radio Hall of Fame Gallery
* Touch screen access to radio's greatest voices - and most memorable moments
* The "original" Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd and Effie Klinkler
* Scores of radio memorbillia and cintage radios
* A working radio and television studio
* A media-equipped education center for group orientation and teaching

“For 40 years, we’ve designed and supported exhibits, curriculum and
programs to serve as a bridge between producers, consumers, academics
and students,” said MBC Board Member, Andrea Darlas. “We want to
continue being that bridge for another 40 years.”
MBC looks forward to bringing you modern versions of our classic exhibits
and interactive new exhibits in an updated facility with educational and
theater spaces, guest amenities and a renewed academic focus. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.



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