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.
Museum is open on most Mondays, 11.00 - 15.00 and closed on bank holidays. Also, on Mondays in August, the museum will be undergoing maintenance but visitors will still be welcome. Group and private visits at any other time by appointment are welcome throughout the year.
Museum Monthly Update 31/05/2016
Our second Welsh lecture of the year, ‘The Battle to Start Radio a Battle to create a Nation’, was given by Eifion Lloyd Jones on April 22nd. We are grateful to him for giving us such a clear picture of the struggle which led to the creation of Radio Cymru, and later to the establishing of the Welsh Channel, and eventually to the Welsh Assembly.
A number of groups have visited the Museum recently. The Flint and District Rotary came over one evening, before going out for a meal in the town. A group of students from the Hwb and their lecturers came one afternoon, as shown in the photograph.
Llandyrnog Historical Society visited as well.
A large number of people visit the Museum online, some of them from overseas, on the flickr website. They are able to view photographs and exhibits from our Museum, and photographs of exhibits from other museums, which we have included as ‘favourites’. Some of our vintage radios are very popular, and some have been viewed over a thousand times! 17 people have registered as ‘followers’, and a personal update is sent to them when a new item is placed on the website. Look at:
flickr: wireless in wales
Our next event is an English lecture, “Developments in the Global Mining Industry since the 1970s”, by Richard Thompson, at 7.00 p.m., on 17/06/16. A warm welcome is extended to all.