Please Join Us
for our
20th Anniversary Celebration!

Twenty years ago, a handful of amateur radio operators joined forces to create a museum of radios.  Today, it is one of the country's most interesting museums showcasing how radio waves were discovered and developed, how commercial radio stations came into being and how amateur radio became a hobby for so many.

This summer, we celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the museum and invite you to join us on Saturday September 11 between noon and 3 PM.  Parking and museum admission are free for the entire family.  Light refreshments will be served.

In addition to seeing and learning about many fascinating items on display, you can:

  • See a ham radio station in operation

  • Create radio waves with an electric spark transmitter

  • Tap out your name in Morse Code

  • Listen to a foreign radio station on a shortwave radio

  • Listen for fire department and paramedic communications on a vintage 'scanner' radio

  • See the radio that saved lives during World War II

  • See the Nazi propaganda radio that could result in your death if caught listening to a foreign station

  • Listen to a hundred year old Thomas Edison phonograph

  • Take home a souvenir vacuum tube

  • And so much more!

Please join us to see one of Asheville's premier small specialty museums!  Here are detailed directions for reaching the free parking garage adjacent to the museum and then walking to room 315 of the Elm Building where the museum is located.