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Welcome to Connected Earth's primary Communications and Museum projects for 7-11 year olds.

The two communications projects encourage pupils to explore communications inventions and discover the principle of communicating with numbers.

The museum project is specifically designed to complement and support a visit to the Connected Earth gallery at Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, Sussex, England.

How communications have changed our lives
Communications: Explore the history of various communications inventions and consider their development and effects on society.
Communicating with numbers
Communications: Using the principle of codes, particularly Morse code and the story of changing telephone numbers, this project illustrates many numerical principles.
Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre

Museum: Activities relating to the story of communications and the displays at Amberley that can be used before, during and after a visit to the Museum.

fun and games

Can you beat our games? Explode equipment to see what's inside, hear the changing sounds of telecommunications, see how telecommunications designs have changed over time or send an e-postacard.

what's on

The UK's first permanent gallery dedicated to the history of information and communication technologies opens in the new Information Age gallery at London’s Science Museum.

audio history

Take a trip down memory lane with extracts of the interviews which have been recorded as part of the Connected Earth oral history programme.

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100 years of automatic switching!
In 1912 the GPO installed Britain's first automatic telephone exchange in Epsom.

Discover the early days of the telephone...