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Cost of your call
Take a look at how the cost of telephone calls has changed over the last one hundred years.
Do you understand what the different emoticons mean?
How does a switchboard work
Have a go yourself and find out
Invasion game
Can you set up a warning system to get a message from the ship to the King to tell him that his kingdom is under attack?
Morse code and semaphore
Send a message by Morse tapper, semaphore or Morse flashlight.
Panorama from BT Tower
Enjoy the views from the top of the BT Tower without leaving your chair.
Picture this
Guess what you are looking at before the time runs out!
Satellite pointing
How long can you make the broadcast last? Line up the satellite dishes so that they both connect with the satellite.
Telegram printing
Pick your own telegram design and send it to a friend.
Whose phone
Match the people to their phones.
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.

featured story

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...