Welcome to the National Capital Radio & Television Museum

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.

The National Capital Radio & Television Museum is open to the public.

$7.00 for adults
$5.00 for seniors, students, and Bowie residents
Free for children under 5 years
Free for Museum members

Museum Hours:
Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

No reservations are necessary for groups of 6 or less during regular hours. 

Please review our Covid-19 Policy to effectively prepare for your visit.

Appointments are strongly encouraged for groups of 8 or more. The Museum also can be opened for special and school tours by appointment.

Current Exhibits

From Spark to Byte

Leading Up to WW2

The Rise of Television

Current Special Exhibit

Upcoming Events

Nothing from February 27, 2024 to March 27, 2024.

Support the Museum

We encourage all organizations and individuals to engage and support the National Capital Radio & Television Museum with preserving the History of Broadcast for years to come. Please explore the ways you and your organization can and support the museum and help us tell the story of Broadcast around the world.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The National Capital Radio & Television Museum is thankful for our sponsors that allow us to continue to provide the public with the artifacts and stories that are part of the foundation of broadcast today. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please visit our corporate sponsorships page.

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