The Offshore Radio (virtual) Museum is based on four floors of an imaginary ‘former dockside warehouse’.
It is an ever-
The Information Desk in the Main Entrance can help you navigate the site with its powerful search facility
The News Room featuring offshore radio related news items, up-
The Museum Shop where clicking through to Amazon to make your purchase will help support the work of the Museum
the mast Coffee Shop is where you can feedback your views about the Museum and memories of the offshore stations
Gallery 1, where you can learn the background to why the offshore stations were launched in the first place; international law and regulations which enabled them to be established; early attempts to launch commercially funded stations from foreign bases and early attempts to set up ship-
A Special Exhibitions area where small, focused exhibitions are housed
Gallery 16 -
Museum Administration containing information (the boring bits!) about Museum policies for issues such as cookies, copyright and accessibility, as well as our Mission Statement and contact details.
Library and Archive – this is a massive project in itself and new material is being added constantly, eventually producing a comprehensive record of offshore radio related publications as well as audio and video material.
We have started with the Library, cataloguing books, magazines, newsletters and fanzines which have been published about, or with references to, offshore radio stations and broadcasters.
The Archive (which is not yet developed) will eventually contain a catalogue of known recordings of the offshore stations.
Gallery 17 The Hold featuring a miscellany of articles relevant to offshore radio, but not included in any of the main Galleries.
Record Library -
This is the core of the Museum with Galleries 2-
Each station has a ‘pinboard’ of essential information, followed by detailed history, key dates, ship and location, technical, staff and programme ‘scrapbook’ style pages. Some stations also have ‘Treasure Chest’ pages with rare archive material not already included in other sections.
This floor contains Galleries with more specialist information relevant to the history of offshore broadcasting.
Gallery 9 Jingles and Station IDs – a history of the use of jingles which gave the stations their distinctive identity
Gallery 10 Supporters’ Groups -
Gallery 11 -
Gallery 12 Ships and Sea Structures – detailed information about the vessels and structures used to house the offshore stations, often with additional details of their pre and post offshore radio history.
Gallery 15 Offshore TV -
More specialist galleries will eventually be opened on Floor 2 to cover other aspects of offshore broadcasting history.
Enjoy your visit to the Museum, please return on a regular basis to see what additional material we’ve added – and remember we’re open 24/7/365 !