Marconi, Wireless World

25 April – 1 October 2006

Marconi, Wireless WorldWireless 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.

Wireless World: Marconi & the making of radio

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’.

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