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Switched On

From the first radio microphones to colour TV, on-demand video and streaming, this exhibition explored how and why the world of broadcasting has changed over the last 100 years.

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Visitors could get involved and have a go at subtitling or work together to create their own community radio station. There was the chance to find out more about trailblazers like DJ Lepke, David Attenborough and Annie Wallace who helped make and shape the broadcast revolution. Plus, you could discover how innovations in technology have brought us closer to the action, creating shared moments and experiences for generations.

Hear Sir David Attenborough introduce the exhibition:


Objects from the exhibition



Switched On is part of Broadcast 100, a bumper year of exhibitions and events across the Science Museum Group to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the BBC and the 40th anniversary of Channel 4.