Marconi Statue


The world-famous Marconi Monument marks the location where Guglielmo Marconi undertook his pioneering work at the end of the 19th century, which led to radio and all telecommunications as we know them today.

In early December 1897, Guglielmo Marconi set up his revolutionary wireless equipment in the Royal Needles Hotel, above Alum Bay, and sent the very first wireless transmission to a ship out at sea.