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Old 5th Jan 2020, 8:12 am   #141
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If anyone remembers the 'Festival of Britain' they had a huge glass sphere just inside the entrance that glowed blue when you touched it.

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Old 8th Feb 2020, 9:28 am   #142
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Tours of the recently opened Pye Exhibition at Cambridge Museum of Technology at 2:00pm tomorrow (Sun 9th Feb), according to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

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https://www.museumoftechnology.com/c...r/pye-tour-feb

Looks like this tour runs on the second Sunday of most months.

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Old 21st May 2020, 8:03 am   #143
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Yes, I was in Hoswick last May and the radio section (in a gift shop) has sadly dwindled away.
Note. I have obtained a number of Cecil's radios and am currently setting up a museum type display in the Inverness Emergency Bunker. This Bunker is a historic listed building and was used in WW2 as a filter room to process radar signals.

Radios did not play a large part in the filter room work - most communications were over land-lines (at least from radar masts to the filter room). None the less the units make a nice talking point during tours of the building.

There are some photos of the kit I have at Bunker Link.
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Old 21st May 2020, 10:51 am   #144
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That's certainly an extensive bunker with a very nice collection of exhibits. Thanks for posting.

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Old 17th Feb 2021, 6:17 pm   #145
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Although TNMOC is closed for the duration, they have set up an excellent (and free) online "virtual tour" here:

https://www.tnmoc.org/3d-virtual-tour

In normal times many of the exhibits are actually working, in pleasant contrast to many other museums these days.
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Old 2nd Oct 2021, 2:36 pm   #146
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Reading Museum has a large display of the first 1971 Reading festival, not too off the forum, lots of microphones and amplifiers. Went there today by train, a good exhibit. I was 11 then!
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This morning I went to the Man Carrying Centrifuge in Farnborough https://farnboroughcentrifuge.org.uk/ , a booked tour that took 2 1/2 hours, it flew by. I do admit getting quite soggy riding the motorcycle there and back, well worth it.
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Old 31st May 2022, 7:21 pm   #148
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I stumbled across this whilst checking travel arrangements to Dulwich for the Garden Party:

http://theclockworks.org/museum

It's less than a mile from Gerry's house, I don't think it's been mentioned here before.

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Old 4th Jun 2022, 10:44 am   #149
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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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We are open and any forum members in the area on their Holidays are most welcome.
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Old 4th Jun 2022, 3:46 pm   #150
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I had a very interesting couple of hours at John's museum highly recommended.
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Old 4th Jun 2022, 3:58 pm   #151
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I spent nearly three hours in the small but fantastic Dalbeattie Museum in Dumfries & Galloway. The work of a retired electrician supported by a group of volunteers over the past 26 years, it’s an eclectic mix of ‘stuff’ arranged over numerous rooms on two floors. It contains plenty to interest the vintage wireless enthusiast, with a couple of dozen sets and several TVs of various ages, plus a great display of valves.

What made my day was the presence of virtually every other vintage technology in which I’m interested - Tilley lamps, model live steam engines, railway ephemera, cameras, clocks, binoculars, tools, machinery etc etc. Almost everything has a connection with Dalbeattie and was donated by locals. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. The museum is a Registered Charity. Open Monday to Saturday 11.00 till 4.00 from April to October. Admission is free but I gave a generous donation. Truly excellent!

www.dalbeattiemuseum.co.uk
I can confirm that the Baird colour is still there! (and probably will be forever - they tell me that once something comes in it probably will never come out, and they are trying to find room to expand).

I live 5 minutes walk away around the corner and have donated a few things. I am trying to convince them to let me get a few sets going so they can be demonstrated, but no luck so far!
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Old 9th Aug 2022, 11:32 am   #152
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Came across this by chance. It's not exactly central but if you are in the area might be worth a visit.


https://www.stowmaries.org.uk/news/8...-Without-Wires
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 2:51 pm   #153
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I’m a volunteer at the Marconi museum at Bass Point on The Lizard, interesting little wooden hut on the coastal path to Cadgwith. Working spark era tx with a Coherea receiver pulse other artefacts commemorating Marconi’s ‘ little miracle’
Give me a PM if you want to visit
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 6:16 pm   #154
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Here's another Amberley Museum, West Sussex. I'm going for the first time on Friday. They apparently have a Radio and TV section which has been highly recommended.

https://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/exp...on-collection/

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Old 16th Aug 2022, 9:55 am   #155
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Looks interesting.

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Old 16th Aug 2022, 4:21 pm   #156
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Been several times over the years and it is excellent.
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Old 17th Aug 2022, 3:05 pm   #157
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Can well recommend Amberley from my 2020 visit.

https://www.google.com/url?client=in...ScIO3ETx6K-vdh


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