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A fascinating glimpse into the recent past

This is an outstanding museum that records the early history of radio broadcasting and the special... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
sej478
Highly recommended visit

This museum is very interesting. It has a lot of information about radio wireless... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2019
Carol A
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Museum, Education, Lectures, and more! Founded in 2002, the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center sits on the 11.3-acre, 10-building campus which comprised the former Marconi/RCA Wireless Receiving Station, once the busiest ship-to-shore station on the...more
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847 Orleans Rd, North Chatham, Chatham, MA 02650-1165
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to the Marconi museum with a group of old college friends. Interesting to learn about morse code and so hard to imagine that this was the only way to send messages in the past. World War II info was very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an outstanding museum that records the early history of radio broadcasting and the special place that Chatham has in it. This is a relatively small site, but it is packed with artefacts and information that you will simply not see or find anywhere...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 10, 2019

This museum is very interesting. It has a lot of information about radio wireless transmission,especially the highly kept secret during WW11. Navy radio personnel were tracking German uboats signals, finally cracking the German codes. Very worthwhile trip. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Carol A
Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

Transatlantic cables can be severed but not wireless, plus it can be used by shipping so fir a hundred years the importance of this station can not be understated. I found it a great thing to do while in Chatham and very educational. Free off...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019

We did a day trip from Boston to Chatham and this was a wonderful experience, the docents were very informative about a bygone era, don't need to be a physics or radio nerd to enjoy the experience!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Pjweiden
Reviewed August 11, 2019

We stopped here last week and enjoyed the visit. There are many informative displays on the development and history of radio technology. Interesting to read about the role this technology played a role WWII and the sinking of the Titanic. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

I grew up in Boston and spent a lot of time in my younger years on cape cod. I never knew of this museum and how important it was to maritime communication. We watched a couple of short films and then went into 2 different...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Judith T
Reviewed August 6, 2019

If you are into science and technology or would like your children to get motivated about it, a one-hour visit of this museum is well worth it. I personally enjoyed it quite bit and my daughter as well. Noteworthy that the staff were very friendly...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

So well done and in such detail. I had relatives come with me who wanted to read and use every display. I tore them away after 3 hours. The average person would probably spend an hour. The docents were so enthusiastic and informed.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed the museme and the bookstore. The history of Trans-Atlantic communication is fascinating, with the dynamics of business, technology, war/military and national interests entering in. Marconis life is fascinating as are these global aspects and history. The center does a great job packing in the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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rnjcour
May 8, 2018|
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Response from Dorothy B | Property representative |
Hi rnjcour, I'm sorry to say that we haven't officially opened for the season yet, but will you be around this weekend? We are open Friday from 1pm-4pm, and on Saturday for a new exhibit grand opening. Here are the full... More
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if not on the website, a phone call should do it. Sorry, not sure re: October
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7.50 but pass is good for 24 hours.
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