National Capital Radio & Television Museum, Bowie

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#55 of 83 in Museums in Maryland
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  • 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 mu...  more »
  • 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. Y...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • A great place to learn about the history of radio and television, and see what came before cell phones.
  • I went with a good friend and ending up spending the whole afternoon there. The exhibits are wonderful. This is a gem of a museum. The people that run it are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Anyone interested in the history of radio and TV will enjoy this. I must caution visitors that this is not quick in and out. Be prepared to spend some time. It is a lot of fun
  • An interesting tour, hubby really liked it.
  • A charming, small museum (and I love small museums in general) We were there several years ago, and remember an especially good experience because one of the volunteers gave us a tour, and provided a thought-provoking historical context to all the interesting (and sometimes beautifully crafted) objects gathered there. He conveyed that long before the Web, radio seemed like a miracle, bringing voices and music and information out of the air. (He was a farm-boy out on the plains of depression-era Midwest). Large museums, such as the nearby Smithsonian line-up, are impressive. But they exert a pressure to keep moving on, while a small museum like this is logistically an easy afternoon outing, that allows time to ponder and discuss and really look at what's offered. More people should know about this place.
  • Where locally can you see the birth of communication such as Radio and TV. The staff who volunteer are knowledgeable and friendly.

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