National Television Collection

The National Television Collection is an unrivalled collection of objects relating to the history and development of television, including John Logie Baird's 1925 experimental apparatus, a diverse range of home television receivers from 1928 to the present day, the Thames Television broadcast camera collection, and a major archive of ITV commercials.

It represents the evolution of the technological means of generating, storing and displaying moving images by electro-mechanical and electronic methods, from the late 19th century up to the present day, and aims to record the development of television content production, particularly in Britain.

We're only able to display a small portion of our Collections on this website – if you'd like to see more, book one of our Collection Tours, find out how you can Visit the Collections, or explore television in the Science Museum Group Collection Online.

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