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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 5:45 pm   #41
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There's an HMV 905 telly in there, or its Marconi equivalent. I wonder if this is a "known" pre-war set.
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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 6:05 pm   #42
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Good question... I recognised the set myself and remarked about its rarity. The website at http://www.lolc.org.uk/ doesn't give much information. When I asked the curator if the radios and TVs were in working order, he replied that some of them were, but others were for display only. One of the exhibits includes a hand-written list of recent restoration work carried out. However the owners are still acquiring items for the collections; in the entrance foyer I spotted an Ekco AC86!
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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 6:19 pm   #43
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I've sent them a message via their website asking abou the set. I included a link to the forum photo and also to my BBC interview
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I would like to remind forum members of my "radio and more" private museum. We are 10miles east from the Hull Ferry Terminals. It is upstairs and limited to a maximum of two people, I do not charge. If anyone would like to know more please Pm me.

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Old 16th Feb 2017, 7:33 pm   #45
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There is also a radio museum here in Suffolk, also near Sudbury
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=110668

Ashamed to say I haven't been yet!
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 9:53 pm   #46
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There is the Royal Signals Museum in Blandford http://www.royalsignalsmuseum.co.uk/ and the TV, radio and toy museum in Montacute near Yeovil http://www.montacutemuseum.co.uk/.

Also further north is the Radio museum in Watchet formerly at the Washford AM transmitter site/Tropiquaria http://www.theradiomuseum.com/
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Old 17th Feb 2017, 12:31 pm   #47
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I don't think anyone has mentioned the The British Vintage Wireless and Television Museum in West Dulwich, London yet. http://www.bvwtm.org.uk/
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Old 17th Feb 2017, 10:24 pm   #48
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RAF Henlow has excellent displays (some working) of RAF aircraft radios etc.
http://www.rafsignalsmuseum.org.uk/

The Pitstone Green Museum of Rural Life has a display of aircraft radios etc. and a Lancaster cockpit mock-up.
http://www.pitstonemuseum.co.uk/
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A shameless 'plug' for the Black Country Living Museum, in particular the 1939 wireless shop Gripton's Radio Stores with its collection of over fifty pre-war radio sets in showroom condition and an operational workshop to the rear. Unique, I understand, in that visitors can actually watch as restoration work progresses on pre-war vintage sets, using authentic period tools and test gear, whilst listening to pre-war 78s reproduced on our 1936 HMV gram deck. The workshop is manned most Wednesdays (by me) and Thursdays (by my colleague Len). Valves tested, 3d each, and accumulators charged for 6d while-you-wait! But please be patient...
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For those who stumble into a spatial wormhole and wind up in the far Northern wastelands, there is The Museum of Communications. The Harry Matthews collection from Edinburgh University now housed in its own premises on the high street, Burrntisland, Fife. It's near a railway station and there are buses to/from Edinburgh.

There is an exhibition space that gets changed annually, but if you sound at all interested you'll get shown through all the storage areas. Entertainment radio, marine, military and amateur, TV, tape recorders etc etc... a stash of tons of journals.

It's worth finding a wormhole.

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Old 19th Feb 2017, 10:57 am   #51
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Seaford Museum has an excellent radio and electrical display. Only open two hours a week, but worth a visit:

http://www.seafordmuseum.co.uk

Also Orkney Wireless Museum, a bit remote but very good:

http://www.orkneywirelessmuseum.org.uk

Finally, the Telegraph Museum in Porthcurno:

http://telegraphmuseum.org

I've visited all three and can highly recommend them.
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Old 19th Feb 2017, 12:18 pm   #52
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We have had some Museum recommendations before, and it's a great idea to put them all in one place. There is some repetition in these threads, but might be worth referring to them or merging the content together somehow:

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?p=866675

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...ad.php?t=39439

Might be worth double-checking that some of these are still operating before making a special journey.

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Old 21st Feb 2017, 11:53 pm   #53
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There is a useful facility on the Radio Museum website for listing museums.
Select the country e.g. Great Britain and click "search". You can sort the results by Museum name, town, or you can place a tick in a box to show only museums with radios.
http://www.radiomuseum.org/museum/gb/#eom

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If you are ever down south, the Seaford Martello tower museum is well worth a visit. For a start it has a good display of valve radios and a few TV's, including some quite rare items. However, it doesn't stop there and you will find pretty much every early 20c household item you can think of on display mostly in period room settings. More than enough to keep you entertained for an hour or two, have a look through the many slides as you will be amazed at just how much you can store underneath a little Martello tower.

http://www.seafordmuseum.co.uk/slideshow/slideshow.htm
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I'll second the telegraph museum in Porthcurno. I was on holiday in Cornwall a couple of weeks ago and visited twice....
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Old 23rd Jul 2017, 9:19 am   #56
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Havering museum have an exhibition of early wireless sets ranging from the early 1900’s up until the 60’s

Museum charges £2.50 admission.

19-21 High Street, Romford, RM1 1JU Tel: 01708 766 571.

Romford station is just down the road and there are excellent bus links. There are plenty of places to eat – if you like I can recommend a few.

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The Cambridge Museum of Technology has recently opened a Pye Museum http://www.pyemuseum.org/ at its premises in Cheddars Lane, Cambridge. Its run in conjunction with the Pye History Trust. Although not covering all the Pye factories in depth, the museum covers the main companies, Pye Radio, Telecom and TVT, It would take a much larger building to cover these in greater depth. The building also houses exhibits from The Cambridge Instrument Company. Worth a look if you are in Cambridge. More details of The Cambridge Museum of Technology, including opening times can be found here https://www.museumoftechnology.com/visit#visiting-intro
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Old 11th Aug 2019, 5:12 pm   #58
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Posting to the Marconi Instruments forum, one of the members Paul posts that the clock museum in West Sussex has now closed and is looking to give away a few shelves of 'electronics'.

He does not say where is it located but there is a link to the Flickr page

This seems like a sad event but I wish I lived a bit closer
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Pembrokeshire, Wales
Ceredigion actually, not Pembrokeshire

Edit: Whoops I just noticed the date on the original post - I'm only 10 years late with the correction!
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I wonder if the planned trip was successful, I also noticed it was originally posted 10 years ago!
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