Science and Communication Day - How Science Helps Us Communicate

As part of National Science Week 2017, Wireless Hill Museum is proud to present a science based event for the whole family.


1.  Wireless and Gramophones
See how the wireless and the gramophone helped us communicate, the difference between FM and Digital radio, and make a horn gramophone that really works from a sheet of paper - to keep.

2.  Fibre Optics and the NBN
See demonstrations and experiments with fibre optics, and learn how optical fibres are used in the NBN.

3.  Science and Deafness
See how science helps those with hearing loss to communicate. See a display of some amazing antique hearing aids, and in the afternoon see live demonstrations of Auslan communication for the deaf.

4.  Motion pictures
See how science is used to make and show movies, look at moving pictures in an antique Mutoscope, Zoetrope, Phenakistoscope, and a film projector.

You can also:

  •     Send a message using Morse Code with the Morse Fraternity of WA.
  •     Talk to your friends on an old dial telephone.
  •     Use a genuine WWII signal lamp to send a message
  •     Use a typewriter to type a message
  •     Listen to two free talks:

11am - Fact and Fiction in stories of Wireless Hill: author Ian Reid discusses the background to his book That Untravelled World.
2pm – The hardships of the East- West telegraph Line by Richard Rennie.


Proudly supported by The Australian Museum of Motion Picture & Television Inc, (AMMPT), The Vintage Wireless Club of WA and the Deaf Institute of WA.

Date: Sunday 20 August 2017
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Venue: Wireless Hill Museum, Telefunken Drive, Ardross.
Phone: 9364 0158

Contact NameMuseum staff
Contact Email
Contact Phone9364 0158
LocationWireless Hill Museum
Start Date20 August 2017
End Date20 August 2017
Start Time10:00
End Time16:00