British Vintage Wireless and Television Museum

Event Heritage Education Hidden Treasures Industrial Heritage
23 Rosendale Road, SE21 8DS London, United Kingdom
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11 - 12 September 2021

Join a guided tour around this unique museum. Through our objects and expertise, explore the UK's vast contribution to Radio and Television manufacturing and broadcasting, from the early pioneering days of development to the mass media it became.

The British Vintage Wireless and Television Museum was established as a private collection by its founder Gerry Wells in 1976. Through its objects a visitor can track the development of the British radio and television industry, from the pioneering days of the early experimental radio broadcasts, received by enthusiasts, through to the establishment of the BBC radio and television services. On display are some of the very rarest radios and television receivers from the pre-war era and many examples of sets which contributed to the expansion of radio and the post war boom in television.

Working objects can play historic broadcasts evocatively recreating a sense of the time. Our expert guides will describe the development of the industry through its objects. Social, technical and historical aspects of the medium can be explored. Our tour guides have wide and varied knowledge. Many of our objects have unique stories, either through their previous owners or even more recently appearing on period dramas. The tour although structured will be flexible and try and cater for all the visitors' interests. There will be some new extremely rare acquisitions on public display for the first time. We hope your visit will give you an appreciation of the vast achievement of the pioneers and the industrialists which led to this vast and fast developing industry which touches all our lives.

Refreshments are available and there will be time to informally explore the museum

Event Times

Saturday 11 September: Tours 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00
Sunday 12 September: Tours 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Essential to pre-book tours, organised tour 1hr plus 30mins informal
Booking Contact: Eileen Laffey
Call: 0208 670 3667
Booking opens: 9 August 2021 09:00
Booking closes: 10 September 2021 17:00


Access via green gate to the left of 23 Rosendale Rd. You will be met 5 mins prior to tour time.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival. Groups are restricted in numbers.

Additional Information

Max 6 people per tour/session. 1.5hr

23 Rosendale Road, SE21 8DS London, United Kingdom

51.4449454, -0.0982135