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Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut

115 Pierson Ln, Windsor, CT 06095-2050
+1 860-683-2903
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I had no idea this place existed until I saw a sign on the side of the highway for it. We decided... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
schmayla98
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New York
Informative visit

We had a great time visiting this small museum. We got a tour from John who was fantastic. He... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
agatkarumprecht
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New York City, New York
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Visit Connecticut's newest cultural attraction and learn how communications technology has changed our lives. It's fun, educational and entertaining! Tune radios over 80 years old... talk over candlestick telephones like your grandparents used... send a message in Morse Code... crank a phonograph and listen to 100-year-old records... see what television was like when the only color choices were black and white. Learn about the telegraph, telephone, mechanical sound recording, wireless telegraphy, radio and television, and the seeds of computers, satellite communications and the Internet.
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115 Pierson Ln, Windsor, CT 06095-2050
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea this place existed until I saw a sign on the side of the highway for it. We decided to stop in and I'm glad we did, even though I didn't have a particular interest in sound and radio. This place is...More

Thank schmayla98
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great time visiting this small museum. We got a tour from John who was fantastic. He clearly was knowledgeable about the exhibits and had lots of juicy tidbits about history of radios. Place is set up chronologically so it's cool to see...More

Thank agatkarumprecht
Reviewed 19 March 2017

About once a year I return to this wonderful museum of sound.I think everyone with a hobby must visit museums of their choice annually. The collection or radios, record players rings my chimes! The attendant docents will guide you in your interests. As our technologies...More

Thank BobbyP009
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Definitely one of the coolest places to be, especially for the kids because they made their own radios, saw the history on radios and even got to see a Tesla coil in use.

Thank Fran S
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a marvelous museum of communications. Vintage radios, record players, records, televisions and more for the asking.

Thank BobbyP009
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Exit 37 leads down memory lane with a world of delightful memorabilia of communication history. Almost every would acclaim "wow! I remember that ! Good on a rainy day: call ahead

Thank GringoAlto2000
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I just wanted to walk around and look at their collection to find one that matched ours. Staff member decided to insult me with a snotty comment instead of taking my money. I left.

3  Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Really good collection of recent to ancient radios and televisions. Volunteers knew about their stuff and worked to make sure we understood the history and the technical material.

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Went here expecting to spend an hour or so. Our guide, Mark, asked how much time we had and advised he could tailor the tour to us and make it as fast or long as we wanted. He was so thorough and then Chris finished...More

Thank 198cindyc
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Went there with a bunch of friends on a rainy day since hiking was out of the question. This was my second time there. Both time we had a docent take us around explaining some very interesting facts about local history and the world of...More

Thank Victor B
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The Vintage Radio and  Communications is an all volunteer run non profit museum.
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