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We take for granted that by pressing few buttons on a telephone we can talk to family friends or business associates not only throughout the UK but around the world as well.

These advances in telecommunications and broadcasting owes much to the brilliant minds and personalities who helped launch the electronic revolution. Here we provide an insight to the people who have helped shape the world of telecommunications as we know it today. Through personal stories and recorded interviews we also offer an insight into the memories of those involved in various aspects of communications over time.
   
Personal stories
Stories and pictures from people using or working with communications technology.
Listen to interviews
Listen to extracts of the interviews that have been recorded as part of the Connected Earth oral history programme.
Pioneers
Stories of the people who have helped shape the world of telecommunications as we know it today.
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...