Marconi, Wireless World
25 April – 1 October 2006
Wireless transformed the modern world. At first it was a means of individual communication, for sending telegraphic messages in Morse code without the need for connecting cables, hence the name ‘wire-less’. Two decades later radio signals were also being ‘broadcast’. Radio was entering the home, bringing information and entertainment, and anyone could ‘listen in’. The commonly used expression ‘listening in’ perfectly captured the shift from private and individual communication to public broadcasting accessible to everyone.
Explore the collection of Marconi artefacts at the Museum of the History of Science. View, browse and search the fully-illustrated online catalogue. Download the first issue of ‘BroadSheet’, which features ‘Wireless World’.