Places of Science, Ballycastle Museum: Marconi's Moyle - radio waves across the sea

08 - 09 July 2023 10:00 - 18:00 The Royal Society Free
Image of a museum display case with a sign saying 'Guglielmo Marconi'

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2023.

In the 19th century, in the race to establish the new science of radio communication, one name stood out, Guglielmo Marconi, whose system of transmitters and receivers revolutionised how messages are sent around the world. One landmark event took place in the little town of Ballycastle in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. 

Join Ballycastle Museum and W5 Belfast for hands on activities to learn about Marconi's fascinating discoveries, the history of long-distance communication, the science of radio waves, and about Ballycastle and Rathlin, two very special outposts in discovery. 


Attending the event

This drop-in activity will take place in the City of London 1 room on the following dates:

Saturday 8 July 2023, 10am — 6pm

Sunday 9 July 2023, 10am — 6pm

  • Free to attend
  • In person only
  • No registration required
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

For all enquiries, please email us.