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National Capital Radio & Television Museum, Bowie

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  • 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 »
  • One of the City of Bowie's smaller museums. But if you're into radio and TV history, this is the place to go to. Originally a store and gas station, it was saved and converted into the museum.  more »
  • It is packed full of old equipment and memorabilia from when radio was king and television was in its infancy. They also have a library of old radio shows you can listen to as well.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Lots of Art Deco style items! Simply beautiful. Make sure you ask to tour the ham shack!