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Uncover interesting telecommunications stories and learn more about the Connected Earth journeys through our audio and video galleries.

A short history of the telegraph and telegram services
The electric telegraph was the first ever form of telecommunication and fundamentally changed the way in which we now communicate....
A short history of the telephone kiosk
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings exhibits the national collection of telephone kiosks....
Laying the first transatlantic telephone cable
Cheap and reliable telephone calls to North American first became possible in 1956 when the first undersea telephone cable was laid between Oban, Scotland and Newfoundland, Canada....
The history of the Internet podcast
This Podcast is intended to be an interesting starting point, to stimulate students into further research and discussion on the theme of the history of the Internet and its development. It is comprised of 10 tracks each about three minutes long.
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...