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Museo della Radio Vaticana

00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatikan City

Address Centro trasmissioni Radio Vaticana
Palazzina Marconi 
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ Exhibition
Radio and Kommunication in general
  • Tubes/Valves / Semiconductors
  • Record players with pick up
  • Media
  • Radios (Broadcast receivers)
  • Transmitting and Studio technique
  • Telephone / Telex
  • Measuring Instruments, Lab Equipment

Opening times
The Vatican Radio Museum can be visited by appointment.
Il Museo della Radio Vaticana è visitabile per appuntamento.

Status from 04/2024
We don't know the fees.

Tel.:+39-06-69 88-39 95  


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Location / Directions
N41.901667° E12.448333°N41°54.10002' E12°26.89998'N41°54'6.0012" E12°26'53.9988"

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:

I: Geloso SA; Milano G 210/TR (1952-55)
I: Geloso SA; Milano Preamplifier Mixer G300V (1966?)
USA: RCA RCA Victor Co. CR-88 (1942-53?)


Vatican Radio, founded in 1931, has exceeded 90 years of life. Thinking of the speed with which modern science and technology are developed, it is already a fine piece of history; indeed, it is more than two thirds of the entire history of the Radio from the time of its origins!

The technicians of Vatican Radio have always worked in economics, trying to use instruments up to the level of technical development, but also to make them "live" and keep them efficient for as long as possible. Therefore, they became fond of their instruments and kept many of them even after they had finished their "active life" in the reproduction of sound or in the transmission of programmes.

Thus was born a small but rich historical museum, currently located in the "Palazzina Marconi", i.e. in the first historical seat of Vatican Radio, inside the Vatican Gardens. It collects hundreds of pieces, which allow us to retrace decades of history of radio technology as it was experienced at Vatican Radio: microphones, recorders, receivers, etc.., of various types. There is also a large collection of photographs and films of the time that allow you to review even equipment and systems that by nature and size can not find a place in a small museum.

A visit guided by a competent and passionate technician is irreplaceable... but also a virtual visit can give an initial idea of the long and rich technical history of Vatican Radio. 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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