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Send an e-postcard from our selection of 12 images illustrating how the information age has changed the way we live and work.

Kiosk 6, lady and dog, 1936
Kiosk 6, lady & dog, 1936
Telephone technician on distribution pole, 1954
Telephone technician on distribution pole, 1954
Switchboard operator, Manchester Royal Exchange, c1895
Switchboard operator, Manchester Royal Exchange, c1895
Police officer using police telephone pillar with signal light, 1935
Police officer using police telephone pillar with signal light, 1935
Ring Us Up, 1930
Ring Us Up, 1930
Automatic Telex - a public teleprinter service, 1959
Automatic Telex - a public teleprinter service, 1959
Birthday greetings telegram, Ardizzone Design
Birthday greetings telegram, Ardizzone Design
Delux wedding telegram introduced 1961. Artist Anna K Zinkeison
Delux wedding telegram introduced 1961. Artist Anna K Zinkeison
Candlestick telephone with message holder
Candlestick telephone with message holder
Telecom Steel cellular phone, c1987
Telecom Steel cellular phone, c1987
General Post Office notice - A Telephone in Your Home, 1925
General Post Office notice - A Telephone in Your Home, 1925
Double needle telegraph (Buckingham Palace), c1852
Double needle telegraph (Buckingham Palace), c1852
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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...