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Old 25th Sep 2016, 8:33 pm   #1
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Default Milton Keynes Museum

Hi all,
Have just returned from a British Leyland car rally at MK museum (in a Morris 1300 of course!) Museum has a great display of mainly Victorian living including a street of very interesting shops. There is also a good display of telephony with working mechanical & electronic exchange equipment. Fascinating to pick up a phone, dial a number and see the mechanics go into action! There's even a working jack plug exchange which you can use.
There is also a collection of film projection equipment and various radio related gear, plus a very nice Ruston oil engine and 210v DC generator and control panel plus switchgear etc. I believe there is also a large collection of transport related stuff and a working blacksmith but didn't get a chance to see that.
All in all, well worth a visit
Cheers
Nick
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