Wireless in Wales will be closed from 11th of December 2015 until the 10th January 2016.
We wish all our volunteers and friends of the Museum a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We thank you all for your support during 2015 and we look forward to seeing you at Wireless in Wales soon again.
The Welsh radio museum
The Gwefr Heb Wifrau - Wireless in Wales, a charitable trust, is a small radio museum with a difference. With its emphasis on the history of Broadcasting in Wales, the influence of broadcasting on our national identity and the contribution of the Welsh to the development of wireless technology it is unique. We have an interesting collection of old radio equipment and books as well as educational and informative displays. The Museum is based around the collection of the late David Evan Jones and was opened just a few weeks after his death in 2008. In 2013 we were officially Accredited by CyMAL a Welsh Government Agency.
The museum is now open every Monday from 11am until 3pm during school term time and at other times by arrangement or as announced on this web site. Groups welcome, guided tours available.
The museum will be closed on Monday, August 31st It will be open again on Monday, September 7th 2015
Wireless in Wales Museum
There will be a coffee morning at the Museum in the New Year, watch this space!
A SERIES OF TALKS AND EVENTS AT WIRELESS IN WALES RADIO MUSEUM DENBIGH 2015 – 2016
Friday 18th September 7 - 10pm Wendy Grey Lloyd ' Life on the Home Front during WW2'
Friday 16th October 7 - 10pm Hedd ap Emlyn 'Early Broadcasting in Wales
Saturday 31st October 7 -10pm David Crawford 'Scotland - A Language History'
Friday 20th November 7 - 10pm Steve Harris 'From Laboratory to Living Room - How the Wireless Set became one of the Family
Friday 4th December 7 - 10pm Tony Griffiths 'The Fate of the Irish Mail - The Abergele Train Disaster and its Aftermath in 1868'
Museum Open as usual on 12th at 11:00
Committee meeting at 17:00 on Friday 15th
Talk "Sefton Delmer: The Black Propagandist of World War 2" by Museum Curator, David S Crawford
Sgwrs Gymraeg gan Steffan Tudor CERN, Geneva. (This will delivered in Welsh)
Coffee Morning in the Museum on Saturday 10:30 to 13:00 on the 30th January
Talk : "Soldier from the Sky" by Sue Clark
World War 1 Event: From 4th to 12th March : Details to be confirmed.
British Science Week from 14th to 20th March : Details to be confirmed
David Edward Hughes Lecture : 18th March : "No Thyself - Radio, the Brain and Freewill" Ioan Talfryn
Annual General Meeting 15th April at 19:00 followed by a talk by Dr Chris Madoc - Jones "Famous People and their Illnesses"
22nd April 19:00 : Sgwrs Gymraeg Brydr Dechrau Radio yn Frwydr Creu Cenede" gan Eifion Lloyd Jones
20th May:Talk by Tony Schiavonne at 19:00 "From Madge Burgess and Cwaliton / Qualiton to Candelas I - Ka - Ching and beyond" (Bi Ligual)
17th June 19:00 : Talk by Richard Thompson "Developments in the Global Mining Industry since the 1970's"
PLEASE KEEP REFERRING THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Recently the Museum received a donation of a "His Masters Voice" vintage wind up gramophone which has no amplifier or loudspeaker, with just a sound box underneath the turntable. This produces a remarkably strong sound, but of rather poor quality.
In the 1930's a kit could be obtained to replace the sound box with an electronic pickup which would then be connected to the "Pick up" input of the domestic radio set. The museum has now acquired a "His Masters Voice" pick up number 11 and volume control device to illustrate the development of this technology at the time to give better sound quality.