AMBERLEY CHALK PITS MUSEUM, Amberley, Arundel, Sussex, BN18 9LT
fax 01798-831831). Opposite Amberley station, easy road access. Opening
hours vary according
to time of year, daily in high season. Comprehensive industrial
archeology museum, with a nice
selection of old radio sets and a reconstructed radio and television
showroom of the 1950s.
BOGNOR REGIS WIRELESS MUSEUM (Curator: R.E. Simpson) Located at the
Museum, Hotham Park Lodge. Open We, Fri, Sundays 13.00-17.00 from May
Holiday until Mid-September.
BUCKLEY'S YESTERDAY'S WORLD, Battle, Hastings, Sussex (01424-775378).
DESIGN MUSEUM, Butler's Wharf, Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YD (0171-403
small number of design classic sets are on show.
INTERNATIONAL VINTAGE ELECTRONICS MUSEUM (curator Enrico Tedeschi, yes me!), 54 Easthill Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 2FD (01273 410749). Radio, computers, calculators, Marconi, Sony , Sinclair and general electronics collection open to visitors and researchers (phone for appointment).
JONATHAN HILL'S MUSEUM, Spice House, 13 Belmont Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 2HF, (01392 411565). Communications museum with strong emphasis on radio and
telephones. Curator is
Jonathan Hill, well-known author on radio subjects.
LONDON GAS MUSEUM, Twelvetrees Crescent, London, E3 (0171-987 2000 ext
09.30-16.00 weedays, by appointment only. Huge collection of appliances
from the past, includes a
MUSEUM OF BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, River City, 800 S. Wells Street,
IL 60607-4529, USA (+1 312 987 1500). Well displayed museum with shop
and viewing theatre.
MUSEUM OF BROADCASTING, 25 West 52nd Street, New York, NY, USA (+212
office, +1 212 752 7684 information tape)
MUSEUM OF COMMUNICATION, Bo'ness. Enquiries to C.H. Matthews, Curator,
Communication, 22 Kinglass Avenue, Bo'ness. West Lothian. EH51 9QA
NATIONAL VINTAGE WIRELESS MUSEUM, The High Lighthouse, Harwich, Essex
NATIONAL WIRELESS MUSEUM, Arreton Manor and Puckpool, Isle of Wight (two
Enquiries to Douglas Byrne, Lynwood, 52 West Hill Road, Ryde, PO33 1LN
ORKNEY WIRELESS MUSEUM. Small but comprehensive collection located at St
Enquiries to Peter MacDonald, 9 Quoybanks Place, Kirkwall, Orkney.
PORTHCURNO MUSEUM OF SUBMARINE TELEGRAPHY, Porthcurno Cove, Pensance, Lands End, tel.(01209) 612142. Secret wartime communication centre.
RADIO MEMORIES at Aerial Services, 203 Tankerton Road, Whitstable, Kent.
gramophones and television.
RADIO MUSEUM (P. & J. Baker), 16 The Green, Ravensworth, Yorks. DL11 7ES
SCIENCE MUSEUM, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD
Broadcast communications gallery with many interesting exhibits (plus
many other items in store.)
TROPIQUARIA, Washford Cross, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0JX (01984-40688).
Look out for
tall radio masts on the A39 road between Williton and Minehead. Wireless
in the West, a small
museum exhibition to celebrate 60 years of West and Welsh regional
animal paradise is on the site of the BBC's Washford transmitting
station. Open daily 10.00-18.00
throughout the holiday season.
VINTAGE WIRELESS MUSEUM (London), 23 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich,
8DS (0181-670 3667). Gerald Wells, curator. Delightful museum, often
featured on television.
Visitors are made very welcome but as the museum is not always open they
must telephone first
for an appointment.
VINTAGE WIRELESS MUSEUM (Lindfield, Sussex) Old Brewery, 53 High Street,
Lindfield, Sussex, RH16 2HN (01444-484552). Ray Leworthy, curator and
owner. Open 1000-1600
TuThFr, 1000-1300 1st & 3rd Saturday in the month. Sundays by
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