Press and media

Working with producers and researchers

Telling the story of military communications from flags to cyber

TV Radio Film Press


Film credits include The Railway Man starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Jeremy Irvine telling the harrowing WW2 story of Royal Signals Officer Eric Lomax.


We regularly contribute to programmes such as The One Show, Antiques Road Trip, Flog it.


We frequently participate in programmes aired on BBC, commercial and BFBS Forces Radio

Press and media enquiries welcome


Royal Signals Museum – home to Ptarmigan, the first digital, mobile phone


We work with producers and researchers on a variety of TV programmes and films and are frequent contributors to radio. In addition we work with prestigious organisations, industry and the press for special articles and features.

Recent press and media credits include

Every single campaign since 1920 has had a Royal Signals communication element


Expertise and access

The museum has access to a number of subject matter experts who can give a historical perspective on a wide-range of communications and artefacts from the Crimean to the present day.  Areas we cover include telegraphy, telephony, wireless, satellite, microwave, IT and cyber as well as the niche fields of electronic warfare and counter measures, SoE and Ptarmigan.


We can provide access to original WW1 Royal Naval Division trenches*


We can also host special events.

To explore possibilities for your project please contact Tel: 01258 482248


*The loan of any equipment and filming in the museum and access to historical sites, kit and artefacts are subject to terms and conditions. Please contact us for details.


Colin Firth played Royal Signals Officer Eric Lomax in The Railway ManLomax, a Japanese PoW, was forced to work on the Thai-Burma 'Death railway' during WW2Lomax Railway Man filmNicole Kidman plays the part of Patti Lomax, the wife Lomax met on a train in 1980
Royal Signals Blitz despatch rider George Brown with wife Thelma and TT racer Guy Martin. Bike on loan from The Museum.

The Railway Man – Based on a true story