Chelmsford City Museums
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On Air: Chelmsford's Global Experiment Exhibition

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On Air: Chelmsford's Global Experiment Exhibition

On air: Chelmsford's global experiment

100 years ago, history was made in Chelmsford. A famous opera singer sang live on air to the world But she wasn't the first woman to sing on the radio, and this experimental broadcast could have been a disaster....

Get hands-on and uncover the story of brilliant inventors and creativity which led to the first ever live radio entertainment broadcast. Explore the science of radio through interactive exhibits and find out how Marconi's global experiment led to launch of the BBC, mobile technology and today's entertainment industries. 

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This exhibition is in conjunction with Essex 2020. Find out more at the Essex2020 website. 



14 March to 27 September 2020


Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm






Chelmsford Museum