National Television Collection

The National Television Collection incorporates 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.

Take a look at the galleries below to see a selection of items from the Collection. We're only able to display a small portion of our Collections online - if you'd like to see more, book one of our Collection Tours or find out how you can Visit the Collections.

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