Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation put television on the map. Iain Baird looks at some of the objects in our archive that document that momentous day in TV history.
Our collection includes iconic objects from the history of television and radio, and we explore sound and vision technologies through our galleries and exhibitions.
Brian Liddy looks back at the Museum Exile of 1997—when all the objects in our collection (along with their curators) went on an adventure to Halifax.
Robbie Cooper’s Immersion project captures images of people as they become immersed in different types of media—and now you can get involved.
Curator Iain Logie Baird deciphers the profound cultural meanings surrounding the Nightingale phenomenon.
Fireball XL5, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, and most notably Thunderbirds made Gerry Anderson a big name in children’s television—but this was never his intention.
The BBC is donating almost 1,000 historical objects to the museum as part of its 90th anniversary celebrations. Why is this collection important, and what are we going to do with it?
Special guests always spark interest among staff and visitors alike. When the guest happened to be Sir David Attenborough, it’s fair to say excitement levels at the museum reached fever pitch.
Television is such an intimate part of most of our lives that any discussion of its origins automatically incites a host of personal emotional responses uncommon to other inventions.
Television advertising in Britain began on 22 September 1955. ‘Coincidentally’, the BBC chose the same evening to kill off Grace Archer in its long-running radio soap The Archers, thus stealing the next day’s newspaper headlines.