Marconi’s Birthday Bash

Date: Sunday, 23 April 2017 10:00 - 16:00

Venue: Sandford Mill  |  City: Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Chelmsford Museum will be celebrating Guglielmo Marconi's birthday on 23 April with a special Marconi-themed Birthday Bash at Sandford Mill, from 10am to 4pm.

Marconi's Birthday Bash will celebrate Marconi and the legacy of his ground-breaking radio work, which was born in the City of Chelmsford. The day will include:

  • Talks about Marconi's invention at 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00 (Engine House)
  • Interactive Morse code activities
  • Remote-controlled planes and cars from Chelmsford Model Flying Association
  • Marconi TV cameras: get a chance to read the Sandford Mill News!
  • New displays in the Marconi Hut, from where the first radio programme was broadcast 95 years ago
  • Radio transmission by Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS)
  • Mini traction engine operated by Chelmsford Society of Model Engineers between the Engine House and Barn

And of course the full-size Titanic Marconi radio room replica, which will also be making an appearance at the Titanic exhibition in Bond Street.

Admission is £3 per person or £10 per family ticket (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children).

To discover more about Chelmsford Museums, visit


Sandford Mill Rd, Chelmsford CM2 6NY
United Kingdom




All Dates

  • Sunday, 23 April 2017 10:00 - 16:00