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National Capital Radio and Television Museum

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Just By Chance

We had decided to go to this museum without looking at the days they were open. We got to the door... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Larry B
Maricopa, Arizona
Prepare Thyself To Be Informed

If you enjoy museums that have those old junk radios and televisions, this place is... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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The National Capital Radio & Television Museum is the only museum devoted to broadcasting in the National Capital Region. Open to the public Friday 10-5 and Saturday/Sunday 1-5. Closed major holidays. The historic (1906) Harmel house serves as the...more
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2608 Mitchellville Rd, Bowie, MD 20716-1392
+1 301-390-1020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had decided to go to this museum without looking at the days they were open. We got to the door and noticed the sign that said they were closed. By then my husband has already rang the doorbell and a man opened the door...More

1  Thank Larry B
Reviewed February 6, 2018

If you enjoy museums that have those old junk radios and televisions, this place is not for you. If you enjoy seeing every radio and television ever made and docents who can give you more information that all of the radios and televisions combined, this...More

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed December 21, 2017

A party of four of us went for a visit that turned out to be very interesting! It's not far from Greenbelt, MD. There were so many kinds/types of radios, tv's & a workshop that they take folks to sometimes. We were there on a...More

Thank rosivdapirt_12
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Had some time to spare before our evening activity and happened on this museum. Was greeted at the door by a very friendly and extremely knowledgeable gentleman. He took my husband and I around the museum and explained all the displays and showed the many...More

1  Thank pielady-2
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Visited the Bowie National Capital Radio & Television Museum today the day just before Labor Day. It was fun, so many wonderful inventions in that era you could easily spend a couple of hours there. You can take a guided tour or just mill about....More

1  Thank Alladin23
Reviewed February 13, 2017

For those who live in Bowie Maryland, near Bowie, Or maybe passing through stop by it's worth the trip. I would not recommend for non-school aged children. There are not enough exhibits for very young children to interact. But for the rest, go! It is...More

1  Thank dcwendy2016
Reviewed February 13, 2017

One of the City of Bowie's smaller museums. But if you're into radio and TV history, this is the place to go to. Originally a store and gas station, it was saved and converted into the museum.

2  Thank Ray and Jan H
Reviewed January 18, 2017

It is packed full of old equipment and memorabilia from when radio was king and television was in its infancy. They also have a library of old radio shows you can listen to as well.

2  Thank amygV8081RR
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is a wonderful museum of the 'old-school exhibits' variety that lays out the development of radio and television from the beginning up to the transistor era. Why is it relevant besides nostalgia? Because everything that we revel in today- i-phones and internet and (putting...More

2  Thank Tom H
Reviewed November 21, 2016

A small house jam-packed with displays on the history of radio and television. The staff was extremely knowledgeable, full of stories about everything on display and ready to answer any question. Great job of preserving technology history.

1  Thank Philosophyguru
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