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Address: 43 Tamar Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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A slice of the past

Interesting to see the old radios and to also get a glimpse of the working radio station. Presenter on the day we visited was not very pleasant (quite rude) but the lady who... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
deirdrem613
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Maynooth, Ireland
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Maynooth, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to see the old radios and to also get a glimpse of the working radio station. Presenter on the day we visited was not very pleasant (quite rude) but the lady who showed us around was friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

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Thank deirdrem613
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The City Park Radio Museum is a hidden gem inside City Park! The entrance is within the park (near the monkey enclosure). Our guide Ian showed us through the museum and working studio. My children (aged 10 & 8) thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the chance to see a radio station in action! Ian had lots of great stories to... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is the home of the community radio station for Launceston and a little gem of radio paraphernalia! Don't miss it while in the park area. The station staff are very friendly and helpful too.... YMMV

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Thank wing6rider-Australia
Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

City Park Radio runs this magnificent museum manned by volunteers so donations to the museum are what keep it running! Inside there you will find multiple radios as old as 1930 which becomes a very nostalgic journey to the days of vinyl, and The Swing Band Era! Be aware that there are limited opening times so be sure to phone... More 

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Thank Evan C
Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visit a fully working radio station! There is also a huge collection of old valve type mantle radios to browse.

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Thank davidp0tter
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We discovered this radio station and museum completely by accident and I'm glad we did. It is truely a hidden gem and a must see. Contained within what looks from the outside a charming historical house is a radio museum and fully functional community radio station. We were treated to an extremely informative guided tour of both the museum and... More 

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Thank Stephen V
Geelong Bellarine, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This museum is at the City Park gardens. Its not often open. Once inside it is a wonderland of radios of all decades, the volunteers are extremely helpful. It is a working community radio station. Out the back is a 160 year old wisteria tree.

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Thank Heidi W
Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great experience for my kids and myself. The door open day by gave us the opportunity to visit the City Park Radio. How amazing that so many people feel that our city is worthy of them giving their time to host a radio show. It was entertaining and informative and I appreciate that my children know a bit more about... More 

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Thank Jenni L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I was meant by a very enthusiastic lady who volunteered at the museum. Very helpful and full of information regarding the museum. The lovely lady then took me to the live volunteer station and I was able to talk with the technician and watch the announcer live. Another great attraction in this beautiful city

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Thank Donna G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Very interesting tour. Our guide John was very passionate and knowledgeable about all things radio. The old radios were beautiful and the kids enjoyed the studio tour. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Launceston.

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