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This online educational activity is aimed at KS2 and KS3 (and equivalent) students. In Make a Museum students learn about the history of telecommunications through the study of artefacts, including listening to oral histories and watching original footage. They select one of eight themes from communications history and curate their own exhibition by selecting, organising and interpreting historical artefacts. The students then present their multimedia exhibition to their class. 
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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...