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Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut

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Address: 115 Pierson Ln, Windsor, CT 06095
Phone Number: 860-683-2903
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Visit Connecticut's newest cultural attraction and learn how...
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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This is a little gem in Windsor with a nice collection of vintage communication equipment from the earliest of days to current. I took my great nephew who was mesmorized.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a little gem in Windsor with a nice collection of vintage communication equipment from the earliest of days to current. I took my great nephew who was mesmorized.

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Chamblee, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Really glad I spent a couple of hours here. Not just a museum that shows tech from the 1890's to the 1980's but interactive! Working radios, wire recorders, rotary dial phone, a radio studio and a ham shack are all included. Wish I had more time to spend there, I am ready to go back.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Ok... first I'll admit that I'm an electrical engineer, so I'm a confirmed geek. That said, I really enjoyed this museum. We visited midday on a Saturday. There were at least 3 tour guides/docents leading tours. The museum's founder signed us in, and described the museum as a hobby gone wild. That is the perfect description! Our tour guide was... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were visiting our son and family in Connecticut and they took us to this museum. For a small fee we received the most extraordinary 2 hour tour from a very knowledgable docent. And in addition we were also able to witness some Tesla coil experiments. Definitely a place you should visit when in Connecticut. Learned so much and it... More 

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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253 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Lucky me, I was the only visitor in this museum and wound up getting a private tour from the two experts who were there. Thanks so much guys; I really enjoyed your museum. The aisles are jam-packed full of radios, televisions, phonographs, typewriters, computers, camera equipment and more. Shelves have extensive displays of vacuum tubes, military communication devices, transistor radios... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Off the beaten path, but worth the trip. This is a friendly place run by folks that really care. It will help to have an interest in radio, telegraph, and telephones - all pre-SmartPhones. But really, who doesn't these days. As a museum, it's on the small side. Probably 1,000 sq ft of floor space, but it is filled with... More 

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Atascadero, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a 6star museum for sure. It is an incredible collection of what some might call junk, that has been classified, loved, repaired and tended to create a historic timeline of electronics, communication, theatre, radio and more. The guided tour is the best, and the guide is so excited, it is almost too much information. These guys know their... More 

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Windsor, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place is full of surprises and pleasant ones at that. We got to know so many new and interesting facts about radio and telecommunications. A must visit place if you have young kids or are history enthusiast.

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I took my son for a scout trip. It was unexpectedly enjoyable. My son built an am radio. We also took a tour in which we heard old phonographs. We were taught how each different kind o player worked.

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Glastonbury, ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Always had an interest in radio, Dad was an early ham radio operator, so went to this museum expecting a static display of antique radios. They have that plus well planed and presented hands on displays covering every aspect of human communications including typewriter, telegraph, phonograph, movies, TV, telephone, ham radio (including a functional ham radio station), commercial broadcasting (including... More 

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Address: 115 Pierson Ln, Windsor, CT 06095
Phone Number: 860-683-2903
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Windsor
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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