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Use our comprehensive, cross-collection search to discover more about the telecommunications artefacts held by the Connected Earth partners museums, our learning resources and oral history interviews.

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Telecommunications object thesaurus
A common language for people working with telecommunciations objects in heritage collections.

BT Digital Archives
Search through descriptions of thousands of documents, books, objects, images and films on subjects spanning the development of telecommunications.

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

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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.

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...