WMBT – The Museum of Broadcast Technology


MBT, The Museum of Broadcast Technology in Woonsocket, Rhode Island is dedicated to the restoration of early TV cameras, videotape systems, and related technologies. The museum’s collection reflects the broadcasting and teleproduction industries from their early days through the ensuing decades.

While the museum will most likely remain a “work in progress” for many years, it is open to the public on a “by appointment basis.” (see their website for details).

The museum’s first floor is dedicated primarily to videotape systems. It also features an early audio/radio control area.

The second floor features a wide variety of vintage television cameras and related production equipment displayed in an operational studio setting. Sets and live production elements typical of the early TV era will fill out the display in the future.

The museum exhibits are housed in a 15,000 square foot building in the heart of downtown Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA.

The website has a tour through the museum, plus some stories, and links to other worldwide resources.