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BT Tower activity
View the BT Tower under construction and take a look at the different sections today.
Different types of telephone specials
Take a look at the different ranges of special telephone styles from the 1940's to the 1980's
The different ABC telegraphs
There were various types of ABC telegraphs. Some of them can be seen here
The different corporate logos
Creating a sense of identity over the decades.
The different telephone kiosks
The changing face of public call offices.
The different types of vehicle
From horse and cart view the progress in telecommunications transport.
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...