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Radio Communication Museum of Great Britain

Radio Communication Museum of Great Britain

We are a new technology museum being built in Derby which will focus on Radio Communication equipment and software.  Although the museum is not yet open to the public, we are using the museum building for our Code Club and Electronics Club activities.  The museum is a registered charity No 1169039.


We are / will be running a range of clubs for both children and adults.  Please look on Eventbrite or our website for more information.


For children, we are now running the following clubs and courses:


Saturday mornings:

  • SCRATCH coding for complete beginners and aimed at children aged 9 to 13
  • PYTHON coding for more advanced coders and aimed at children aged 10 to 16
  • Electronics for Beginner's Course, introducing complete beginners to the basics of electronics design and construction aimed at children aged 11 to 16 - Note children for this club must already be confident in PYTHON coding. Lasts 10 weeks.
  • Electronics & Technology club for children aged 11+ who have either attended our Electronics for Beginners course or can demonstrate that they already have an understanding of basic electronics and Python coding.

Tuesday and Thursday after school clubs


  • SCRATCH programming for complete beginners and aimed at children aged 9 to 13
  • PYTHON programming for more advanced coders and aimed at children aged 10 to 16



The code clubs are free to attend, however there is a £5 per week charge for the electronics clubs and courses.


As part of the Electronics & Technology Club and in association with the Derby Makers, who meet at the museum, we are building, launching and tracking a series of High Altitude Balloons. Both adults and children can get involved with these projects. See the Eventbrite page for more information.


We are also planning to run a range of radio communication and space science clubs, some for children and some for both children and adults.  These clubs will run on specific weekday evenings and at the weekend.  There will be a club membership fee and a meeting charge to offset the consumable and running costs. 


The probable clubs include:


  • Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects (software and electronics) for the more advanced coders and aimed at children aged 14 to 18 and adults
  • Space Science club for both children (aged 14 upwards) and adults.  This will include building electronic and software projects to link up with the International Space Station and orbiting satellites.  
  • Amateur radio Foundation licence training and examination
  • Amateur radio Intermediate licence training and examination
  • Amateur radio Advanced licence training and examination



We have an extensive radio operations room packed with operational radio communications equipment, an ESD protected electronics workshop full of test equipment and a mechanical workshop with a laser cutter and 3-D printers, as well as traditional pillar drills, grinders etc.


Adults and children will be able to become "Friends of the Museum" and make use of the equipment for their personal enjoyment.


If any of these clubs are of interest to you (or to your children) then please visit our website or the appropriate Eventbrite page and register your interest.



Where are we ?


If you are visiting our clubs then find the directions below.  At present, because we are located on a newly built industrial park, the post code of DE21 6AS may sometimes take you to a slightly different location !!


We are located just off the old Nottingham Road in Derby.  

If you find the Pentagon Traffic island on the A52 from Nottingham, come around the traffic island past the entrance to Derbyshire Cricket Club and take the next exit (Nottingham Road) signposted Chaddesdon.

After a quarter of a mile you will see Hillside Leisure (a large blue building) on your right.  Immediately after that building, also on your right, is the entrance to Sawley Park.

We are the third building (detached) on your right.  We have a large 16 and antennas on the building.  Free parking is available in front of and to the side of the building.

Still lost? Then telephone us on 01332 224122.


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