About Us

The National Capital Radio & Television Museum operates in Bowie, Maryland, and also curates continuing exhibits elsewhere. Opened in 1999, the museum is open to visitors three days a week.

Explore radio from Marconi’s earliest wireless telegraph to the primitive crystal sets of the 1920s, from Depression-era cathedrals and post-War plastic portables to the development of radio with pictures (a.k.a. television). The museum is located in the 1906 Harmel House, an old storekeeper’s residence in the village of Mitchellville, a section of modern south Bowie. In conjunction with the City of Bowie, The National Capital Radio & Television Museum¬†presents the history of broadcasting, a medium which so dramatically shaped our lives from the 1920s to today.

This website details what we do, the services we offer, and the extensive benefits of museum membership.