The archival collection consists predominantly of books, periodicals, manuscripts and documents about the history of radio and television, the history of the manufacture of radio and television sets, and the history of listening to radio and watching television.
The equipment collection consists of radio and television sets, accessories to receivers, studio, transmission and reporter equipment, and devices for manufacturing receivers by factories, workshops and amateurs.
The technical side of broadcasting attracts the most international interest, as most of the equipment was obtained from abroad. The collection in the Museum includes studio equipment imported from England, Germany, Hungary, etc, and radio receiving sets imported from Holland, England, Germany, etc.
The memento collection is quite distinctive assembly of souvenirs and awards relating to broadcasting organisations, events, and reporters.
The photo collection consists principally of photographic materials, depicting the history of radio, television, and domestic radio manufacturing. This collection also includes photographs depicting broadcasting coverage, the continuation of broadcasting history and the activities of the Broadcasting Museum.
The audio-video collection consists of recordings of the memoirs of people who have played a significant role in the history of broadcasting. The recordings of the events organised by the Museum have been included in the audio-video collection.
The Museum’s activities were launched on a systematic basis in November 1999. The first exhibition was held In December 1999. The Museum then moved, in 2000, to the current permanent location in a building freshly renovated by the local municipality. The first permanent exhibition was opened to the general public on the 18 December 2001 which was 75thanniversary of the Estonian national broadcasting (18 December 1926).