U.K. Museums and Displays
Amberly Chalk Pits Museum Opposite Amberley Station,opening hours
Amberly, Arundel, dependent on time of year, daily in high
Sussex. season.Old radios and TV's in a mock radio
BN18 9LT and TV showroom of the 1950's.
Telephone 01798-831370
Bampton Communications Mus. Museum detailing history of the local
4 Brook Street, Bampton area with a large section pertaining to radio
Devon and telephones. Curator is Jonathon Hill,
EX16 9LY well known as author of 'Radio Radio' the
Bible for Radio collectors in the UK.
Telephone 01398-331532 See Book & Mag. section for Book details
Birmingham Museum of Open Daily: Contains an excellent Radio
Science and Industry. collection spanning 1920-1960, plus a mock
Newhall Street, Radio repair shop with all the usual bits and
Birmingham. pieces.
Telephone 01212-351661
Bognor Regis Museum The Ron Simpson Wireless Collection, part
25-27 West Street. of Bognor Regis Museum, 25-27 West Street
PO21 1XA. PO21 1XA. Open Tues to Sundays, plus
www.bognormuseum.org Bank Holidays, early April to end October.
Telephone - www.bognormuseum.org
Bromsgrove Museum From a Radio standpoint the Museum has
26 Birmingham Road, a good mock up of a 1930's Radio shop. There
Bromsgrove. Worcs. are many other items of interest in general
B61 ODD throughout the museum.
Telephone 01527-831809
Buckley'sYesterday's World Has a display of a mock-up of old Wireless
Battle, Hastings shop.
Sussex
Telephone 01424-775378
Design Museum Not a large collection of radios, but as a
Butler's Wharf, design museum it carries a small number of
Shad Thames radios with classic shapes and design.
London SE1 2YD
Telephone 0171-403-6933
National Wireless Museum This museum is spread across two sites.
Arreton Manor and Puckpool Enquiries to Douglas Byrne, Lynwood,
Isle of Wight 52 West Hill Road, Ryde. PO33 1LN
Telephone 01983-567665 A good collection of radios and one old TV.
On the Air, Vintage Sound Shop open 7 day a week
The Broadcasting Museum buys and sells Vintage Wireless, the shop
and Vintage Sound Shop, incorporates the acclaimed Broadcasting
42 Bridge Street Row, Museum, they will also send their latest
Chester.CH1 1NN catalogue on receipt of a large SAE.
Telephone 01244-348468
Orkney Wireless Museum Enquiries to Peter MacDonald, 9 Quoybanks
St. Mary's Hope. Place,Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1JQ.
Primarily a radio collection also a replica
Baird Televisor
Radio Memories, Local to me, this is an aerial shop, the owner
Aerial Services, of which, has built up a very comprehensive
203 Tankerton Road, collection of Vintage Wireless, Old
Whitstable. Kent. gramophones and Television.
Royal Corps of Signals Mus. Admission Free, open 10.00 - 17.00 Mon-Fri
Blandford Camp, 10.00-16.00 Weekends June to September.
Dorset. The collection consists of an extensive
DT11 8RH display of Military radio communications
Telephone 01258-482248 from the Crimean War to present time.
Science Museum, The museum has a Broadcast Comms.section
Exhibition Road, containing many items of interest on
South Kensington. display. No doubt it time we will see some of
London SW7 2DD the Marconi archives on display, as the
Science Museum now has ownership of them
Telephone 0171-938-8000 with the proposed auction being cancelled.
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