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National Capital Radio and Television Museum

2608 Mitchellville Rd, Bowie, MD 20716-1392
+1 301-390-1020
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Very Interesting Museum

Had some time to spare before our evening activity and happened on this museum. Was greeted at the... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Old memories of past technologies

Visited the Bowie National Capital Radio & Television Museum today the day just before Labor Day... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Lancaster, Virginia
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The National Capital Radio & Television Museum is the only museum devoted to broadcasting in the National Capital Region. Open to the public Friday 10-5 and Saturday/Sunday 1-5. Closed major holidays. The historic (1906) Harmel house serves as the Museum building. The first floor is accessible and there is a video about the exhibits on the second floor that can be played for those who cannot access the stairs.
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2608 Mitchellville Rd, Bowie, MD 20716-1392
+1 301-390-1020
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

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 museum and explained all the displays and showed the many...More

1  Thank pielady-2
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

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. You can take a guided tour or just mill about....More

1  Thank Alladin23
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 children to interact. But for the rest, go! It is...More

1  Thank dcwendy2016
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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.

1  Thank Ray and Jan H
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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.

1  Thank amygV8081RR
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a wonderful museum of the 'old-school exhibits' variety that lays out the development of radio and television from the beginning up to the transistor era. Why is it relevant besides nostalgia? Because everything that we revel in today- i-phones and internet and (putting...More

1  Thank Tom H
Reviewed 22 November 2016

A small house jam-packed with displays on the history of radio and television. The staff was extremely knowledgeable, full of stories about everything on display and ready to answer any question. Great job of preserving technology history.

1  Thank Philosophyguru
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The museum is a wonderful place to visit if you are interested in the history of radio and television. There are many vintage radios, televisions, and advertising pieces. Looking forward to returning in the future.

1  Thank harborjon
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I went to school for television and radio so of course I wanted to see this there is so much to be seen and learn my kids loves seeing all the costumes and characters I loved seeing the progresses we have made with technology the...More

1  Thank thisismysnokay
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Located in what looks like an old farmhouse in the middle of modern subdivisions. Every room in the house was a joy to explore! Read almost everything. Goes all the way back to Marconi. So many TVs, radios, turntables, etc. I had to take a...More

1  Thank Susan S
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