Museo de la Radio

Museo de la Radio, Ponferrada: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Museo de la Radio Reviews: 4/5

Museo de la Radio
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
Museo de la Radio / Ponferrada
Jan 2017 • Family
This Museo de la Radio is most intersting, you will find old models of radio's of the years 1960-70 and so many models, a real surprise, and youths like this radio's very much.
nice collection, you can see the difference of technology from yesterday and today.
Written December 26, 2017
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CatherineH94
Guildford, UK129 contributions
Not just for radio aficionados
Oct 2016 • Friends
We popped in here because it was free on Wednesdays and were surprised how interesting it is. Unless you are a radio buff, it won't take you too long to go round. It was interesting to see the types of radios through the ages and identify with some of them. Would have been helpful to have some of the information in English.
Written October 19, 2016
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Sandra L
Warwick, Australia449 contributions
A plethora of memorabilia but nil in English
Oct 2016 • Couples
What a disappointing place Pontferrada is turning out to be, not for that available in the town but rather it's deliberate non-utilisation/availability by/to a wider audience.
This museum is another case in point and we wandered round leaving more ill advised than when we entered. Unless you are Spanish & an aficionado of radio as a medium I fear this Museum is just a tribute to one man's ego. In fact he looks a lot like Rod Stewart.
Written October 19, 2016
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nibel2015
Ponferrada, Spain99 contributions
Surprising collection of radios at beautiful building and surroundings
Apr 2016 • Couples
While most of us may not be thrilled about radios, this is worth seeing! The museum has gathered and organised an interesting collection that shows the progress of technology through time. Youngsters will be surprised to see apparatus they never heard of, and those of us with more years will identify some pieces from our childhoods. The building housing the museum has been exquisitely restored. And as a bonus, it is located in Ponferrada's historic quarter, just steps aways from the Templar's castle, Rio Sil, Plaza del Ayuntamiento, and dozens of inviting bars and terraces. Tip: Wednesdays afternoons, the visit is free!
Written August 3, 2016
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Footloosemary
22 contributions
Very well presented
Sep 2015 • Solo
The museum is free on Wednesday and right next to my hotel so I went in to check it out. I don't have a lot of interest in the topic and had never heard of any of the persons highlighted. You can tell this was a labor of love and it is very well presented, with seemingly no expense spared. Radio collection from the 1920's on. The information is grouped by decades, so you could get a feel for the progression even without knowing Spanish. This would be a five star review if a topic that interested me more and I could understand.
Written September 24, 2015
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rpicos
142 contributions
Interesting, but lacks a lot of information...
Aug 2015
In this place you can review the history of radio in Spain, with a selection of audio tracks with the most important moments. You can also contemplate a collection of radio devices with more than 200 items. Anyway, the exhibition is not technical, so they only present the items and don't explain anything about them, because they focus on the history of the programs, and not on the history of the technique itself. In fact, it's dedicated to the glory of the presenters...
By the way, don't go there with children: they will be BORED.
Written August 14, 2015
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SeanWoking
Woking, UK12 contributions
A fine treasury of historic radios
May 2015 • Couples
I wasn't expecting to find a radio museum interesting but came away pleasantly surprised.

The sections on Spanish radio and Luis del Olmo are largely of interest only to locals, but the whole museum feels modern and well-kept. The highlight is the collection of wireless sets from various countries going back to birth of the medium in the 1920s.

Displayed behind glass, the old sets take on a venerable significance as artefacts of the rapid changes of the 20th century.
Written May 17, 2015
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Peskypilgrim
Tramore, Ireland102 contributions
Very interesting
Jul 2013 • Friends
I love my radio so a visit was a must. A comprehensive collection by Luis del Olmo who was founder of this whole concept and consists of material gathered over the years from his career in radio.
Written June 26, 2014
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teresaMagaz
Madrid, Spain32 contributions
Is excelent"
Sep 2013 • Family
You could see radios from the 30's till today and listening very interesting reports from the 60's and 70's. and you could take a pic with Luis del Olmo the founder of the el museo.
Written September 27, 2013
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