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Early Television Museum

5396 Franklin St, Hilliard, OH 43026-1463
+1 614-771-0510
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Extensive museum built by passionate collector

This museum is one of those hidden gems that you’ll always remember. It was built by a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lovetotraveldave
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Wonderful display of history

Visited the early television museum with a group of friends in April the museum houses lots of old... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
LJ K
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Columbus, Ohio
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5396 Franklin St, Hilliard, OH 43026-1463
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is one of those hidden gems that you’ll always remember. It was built by a very dedicated collector who collected and preserved TVs and video equipment before it was scraped. The amount he collected and the ingenuity it represents is truly amazing. Since...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the early television museum with a group of friends in April the museum houses lots of old televisions which are one or two of the kind left in existence this is a great place to view history of television many displays which are working...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

This attraction was really cool. TV's from the 30 up til 80's. It was a self guided tour which was nice since there was so much to see. It was $5.00 to get in and was well worth it.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

My wife and I were shocked at how large the museum is and the history of TV from the mechanical models up to modern times. Several of the TVs are the only ones in existence. Several of the units work. Only open short time on...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great little museum. We learned a lot about TVs from as early as the 1920s. Beautifully restored TVs, some even worked. Spent about an hour or so here. Only a $5.00 donation. If your near Hilliard OH, and have an hour or so to spare,...More

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

It's an interesting place. Young people (to me: younger than 30) will have no clue at all what the large, extremely heavy pieces of furniture with the glass front are! It was nice to know the Zenith (anyone heard of that name anymore?) da wife...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

I went to the Early Television Museum with a few friends on a whim. For one, it was bigger than I expected. They have TV sets from the early 20th century to the 1950's. I'm not too interested in TV history but we spent a...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Visited with my 94 year old father who use to own a tv repair shop. It was very fasinating place to go and see just how far televisions have come. Amazing museum, great for any history buff.

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I was travelling from New Hampshire to visit a friend who wanted to see the museum. We were only able to go during the week and they aren't open then. I contacted the man, Steve, who runs the museum and he opened it special for...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Have lived in the Columbus area for over 20+ yrs. and just started to uncover some hidden must-do's! The Early TV Museum is one of those hidden gems. Very unassuming exterior disguises an amazing wealth of TV history inside. This museum built from the love...More

Thank Sandy K
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