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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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Fascinating Museum

We were in the area and thought this sounded like an interesting place to stop. I am very glad we... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
littleskunk2
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Hudson Falls, New York
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Fantastic! Really worth the time.

When I first arrived, I thought it would be a quick 10-minute visit. At first glance, it looked... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
TucsonTerry
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Tucson, Arizona
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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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115 Pierson Ln, Windsor, CT 06095-2050
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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
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
Reviewed 4 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

Thank HUNGRYDUO
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
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

Thank schmayla98
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great time visiting this small museum. We got a tour from John who was fantastic. He clearly was knowledgeable about the exhibits and had lots of juicy tidbits about history of radios. Place is set up chronologically so it's cool to see...More

Thank agatkarumprecht
Reviewed 20 March 2017

About once a year I return to this wonderful museum of sound.I think everyone with a hobby must visit museums of their choice annually. The collection or radios, record players rings my chimes! The attendant docents will guide you in your interests. As our technologies...More

Thank BobbyP009
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Definitely one of the coolest places to be, especially for the kids because they made their own radios, saw the history on radios and even got to see a Tesla coil in use.

Thank Fran S
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a marvelous museum of communications. Vintage radios, record players, records, televisions and more for the asking.

Thank BobbyP009
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The Vintage Radio and  Communications is an all volunteer run non profit museum.
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