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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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Not Your Typical Exhibits Under Glass Museum!

This is a real gem especially for adults who have personally experienced the evolution of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NikeBo
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Stratford, Connecticut
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Saturday Morning Visit

We took advantage of the Open Connecticut Day events in visiting this museum. The museum is in a... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
bennetj
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Hartford
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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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“tesla coil” (7 reviews)
“floor space” (2 reviews)
“working order” (2 reviews)
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115 Pierson Ln, Windsor, CT 06095-2050
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a real gem especially for adults who have personally experienced the evolution of technologies from analog to the digital world! An abundance of things to see and experience close up without having glass and other ‘roped off’ restrictions found in many museums. Our...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We took advantage of the Open Connecticut Day events in visiting this museum. The museum is in a typical one story block building and from the outside the building is simply ordinary. However, once you step inside you are provided a deep and detailed history...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

My daughter loves antique radios ever since she was given her great grandfather's radio from the 20s. So she HAD to stop by and see what they had. We spent about an hour here wandering through the museum. It was well done and had some...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

This was a great experience for my family. Great collection of vintage everything, from 1800s to present. Looking forward to going back to make a Crystal Radio in their class.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We were in the area and thought this sounded like an interesting place to stop. I am very glad we did. What a great collection of old communication items. John gave us a guided tour which was very informational and interesting. It took a bit...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

When I first arrived, I thought it would be a quick 10-minute visit. At first glance, it looked like a big antique store. But then I joined the tour!... Wow, did this guy know his stuff. It was much more interesting than I expected. Two...More

Thank TucsonTerry
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Located a bit off the beaten path, this museum is well worth visiting. It is run by volunteers and is cash only for admission. We tagged onto a tour led by a man who obviously was quite passionate about the subject matter, which covers an...More

Thank 2CAtravelers
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a small museum that doesn't get much attention but if you are old enough to remember life before the cell phone and would like to take a trip down memory lane, then this is the place to visit. Communications is interpreted liberally here...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

My family - two adults, two kids ages 11 and 9 - had low expectations before visiting the museum. We went primarily because it was a good 'half-way point' for meeting another family. However, we thoroughly enjoyed this place! It is a small museum packed...More

Thank scoutzzz
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

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

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