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Marconi National Historic Site


15 Timmerman Street, Table Head

902-842-2530

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Overview

Celebrate technology and innovation at Table Head, Glace Bay — the site of Guglielmo Marconi’s first permanent transatlantic wireless station. This historic event kicked off the age of global wireless communications, and changed the world forever. Visit the exhibit and chat with expert guides to learn about this fascinating history and how it connects to technology today. Tap out a Morse code message, explore the foundations of the original aerial towers, and see where a vision of being always connected first began. 

In December 1902, a wire antenna suspended from four giant wooden towers beamed an official wireless message across the Atlantic. Walk along the coastal trail to see what remains of the Table Head Station and marvel at the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. Stay awhile and enjoy the green space surrounding the museum with a family picnic. 

Marconi National Historic Site is located within the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq.

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