The Welsh radio museum
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.
We were officially re-accredited by the Museums, Archives and Libraries Division of the Welsh Government in May 2018.
The museum is open on Fridays, 11.00 - 15.00 and the first Saturday of every month, 11:00 -1500. Group and private visits are welcome at any other time, by appointment, throughout the year.
Wireless in Wales provides a safe and secure environment for volunteers and visitors, including wheelchair access throughout the building, a hearing loop and exhibits for safe handling. Our staff are trained and experienced in looking after visitors with disabilities.
Monthly update, January 2020
Happy New Year!
Looking back at 2019, volunteers and supporters of Wireless in Wales Museum must be congratulated on a busy and successful year. The extending of the opening hours has enabled more visitors to call in, and the numbers attending the monthly lectures on Friday evenings have increased significantly. The Craft Mornings for children (and adults) are going from strength to strength and the quarterly Coffee Mornings are now well established. Our speakers are increasingly being called on to visit community groups around North Wales, travelling as far as Anglesey and the Wirral. Often, these groups then arrange a trip to the Museum to view the exhibition. Thanks to everyone for their efforts and dedication.
December Coffee Morning
We also received a number of exhibits during the year and we thank everyone for their generosity.
The Supersonic Radio Commodore de Luxe, manufactured in Zimbabwe in 1980 and used to listen to the BBC World Service from that country. The Sony ICF-SW7600 World Band Receiver along with the original box and instructions. A modern Tannoy domestic hi-fi speaker currently used for comparison with the Voigt Corner Horn from 1939. The BBC's 1930 Handbook and The Book of Practical Television from 1935 containing much technical information about television in that period, as well as instructions on how to build your own TV.
The Supersonic Radio Commodore de Luxe
Looking ahead to 2020, we note that the Museum is open every Friday, 11.00-15.00, and the first Saturday of every month during the winter. All are welcome to call for a paned (and cake sometimes) - as many people regularly do! If these times are not convenient, you can arrange a visit at any other time by contacting
Our lecture series is held on Fridays at 7 o'clock, at the Museum:
January 17th - David Crawford will talk about "The Transistor" on the Curator's Evening.
February 21st - John Barr will talk about "Construction of the Conwy Tunnel".
March 20th - Dr. Hywel Watkin will present the David Edward Hughes Annual Lecture, and talk about "The Cartographer Humphrey Llwyd of Foxhall".
April 3rd - Mike Farnworth will talk about "Welsh Sacred Wells - A living link to the pagan past".
May 15th - Alison Bromley will speak on "Researching your Family History".
June 19th - Eurig Jones will talk about "Our Wild Coast".
A warm welcome to all!