Museum of Radio and Technology

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Museum of Radio and Technology

Museum of Radio and Technology
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Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Mary R
Browns Summit, NC17 contributions
Dec 2019
We visited Saturday 12/21/19. We were in Huntington for the Candlenights Podcasts Taping that afternoon. Unfortunately we had to cut our visit to the museum a little short so we could get back in to town for that.
Our docent, Dave Bond, was a real gem. He was knowledgeable, friendly, funny, and didn't even flinch at what were probably some pretty stupid questions.
The collection is extensive. The demonstrations are informative. We enjoyed ourselves very much.
Just a side note - they had put so much effort into decorating the place for the holidays - that was icing on the cake.
If anyone in your group is interested in radio / TV / phonographs / computers / HAM / or just history, this is really worth a visit.
There was a donation box on the way out. We were more than happy to contribute.
Written December 26, 2019
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Roving109729
7 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
My sister and I were passing through Huntington and stopped by the museum on a whim because TripAdvisor recommended it. OMG! We had such a great time! The tour guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic that we were enthralled. He demonstrated the equipment for us and explained the mechanics and the history. Highly recommended to people of all ages and interests.
Written September 23, 2019
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Mark Q
Lakeview, OH53 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I first visited the Museum of Radio and Technology in August 1997 and have been back at least once a year since. What has been done here is amazing considering there is no paid staff on hand. I have seen several changes over the years and all for the better. If you are into technology history, I highly recommend coming here! It doesn't take very long to go through, and it will be well worth your time.

For an even better experience, I highly recommend attending in April, July, or October during the spring, summer, or fall trader's show and auction. The trader's show (swap meet) is set up for members (or others) to sell their radios or other items during the morning hours. Following a donation lunch, the auction takes place where museum donations are sold. Proceeds from the sale of donations go to help fund the museum. Individual lots may be sold during the auction, with a certain percentage (10-15%) commission paid to the museum. You never know what may show up, so I encourage you to come out and enjoy!
Written July 30, 2019
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Amy R
Winchester, KY10 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
We weren't sure our kids were going to enjoy the museum, but they loved the time there! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and we loved the trip.
Written May 29, 2019
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tarmonster1
Athens, OH226 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I was looking for something to do in Huntington for an hour or two, and found this museum on TripAdvisor. I could hardly have made a better find, as this place had just about every item since sound has been recorded and/or transmitted. From early record players to radios to TVs and then on to computers, the technology of recorded sound and video is well chronicled in this site. The docent (I wish I could remember his name) took me around and after finding out my interest in batteries and capacitors, made sure to point out interesting objects and displays that fit my interest. A donor had also supplied original Erector sets from post-WW2, which made for another neat display. I'm sure it helps to have some knowledge of the technology, but I think everyone can learn a little something from here, and there's plenty of hands on opportunities with supervision. Also, there's an impressive array of working models that show the operation of these items over time. I had about two hours before closing when I showed up, and I could've easily spent more time. A wonderful gem in the Huntington, WV, area that is a "must see" place for anyone with a science or engineering interest.
Written March 26, 2019
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mistymike212
Cleveland, TN12 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
If you are into radio and television history, you have to stop by the Museum of Radio and Technology. The tour guide was amazing and demonstrated how raido worked way back when and was extremely knowledgeable in radio and T.V. My husband and I really enjoyed this museum and can't wait to go back and visit again.
Written August 8, 2018
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Porthos7
West Chester, OH6,078 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
The sheer size/volume of "technology" from radios, TVs, phonographs, computers, scientific toys and everything in between is overwhelming! Docents get a little too technical when showing things, but you'll be happy they are there, because there's so many neat little hidden gems in this place that you'd surely miss. You'll need about an hour and a half. Go and be amazed!
Written July 29, 2018
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Tom_H_LimerickPA
Limerick, PA63 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Whether you dig portable transistor radios or the big-box consoles from the good ol' days, there are oodles of them on display here. But it's not just radios--they have TVs, computers, CB radios, record players, military communication devices, even a makeshift radio station. There is usually a guide on duty on the days they are open, which is remarkable for a free-admission attraction.

As a native West Virginian I was compelled with their state Radio and TV Halls of Fame. There's not enough space here to list all the names, but I remember Charles Ryan, George Lewis, Jule Huffman, and DJ (and the Weather) from my days as a child down there. And Uncle Willie, who in The Mountain State can forget him?

They have a gift shop but no snack bar or food of any kind. There is also a donation box if you want to give them a tip. Periodic auctions of old-time and contemporary radios, TVs, and such are held to raise more money. The only thing that could make it better is they could be open more than three days a week, but that's hard with a limited cash flow.

It is conveniently located off Exit 8 of I-64 at the west end of Huntington. It's in a secluded area, but signs are plentiful and easy to follow.
Written July 23, 2018
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GasolineAlley
Ohio27 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
A magnificent collection containing hundreds of vintage radios, Victrolas, televisions, computers, and other memorabilia from the late 19th to mid-20th century. Many thanks to Don, the tour guide, for sharing his knowledge and passion. This museum is a real gem. It is in a somewhat remote area of town, so a GPS may be necessary to lead you to it.
Written May 13, 2018
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GeekHistory
Dover, DE791 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The folks at the Museum of Radio and Technology have an impressive collection of technology, radios, televisions, and even some vintage computers. It is a bit out of the way, not something you would find if you were not in search of it. As a geek history enthusiast I really enjoyed it.
Written April 2, 2018
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Museum of Radio and Technology is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM