Museum of Technology the History of Gadgets & Gizmos

Museum of Technology the History of Gadgets & Gizmos

Museum of Technology the History of Gadgets & Gizmos
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Military MuseumsSpeciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Museum spans that very small period in history from 1830 - 1980 in which the technological revolution took place. The collection traces the progress of electronic and engineered artefacts including telegraphy, telephony, audio, military and civil communications, warfare, photography, scientific and electrical domestic equipment. Many items can be demonstrated including an A & B Telephone and a new exhibit to demonstrate a Military Pedal/Hand Generator. It was used for charging batteries. It has been wired up to a light bulb which can be switched on and off to show how much energy is needed to light the bulb. Kids love to “have a go” so we think this new exhibit will bring a lot of pleasure to both young and old.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kathryn B
Bedford, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This was a brilliant find. A little off the beaten track but easy to locate with SatNav. The barn is full to the hilt with all sorts of different things from PCs, typewriters, record players, telephones, War stuff and all sorts of strange gadgets we hadn't seen before. Some of the items can be demonstrated to you if you ask. Would definitely recommend visiting if you are in the area. Cash only. £5 adults. £2.50 children. Lovely toilet facilities and a niche little cafe.
Written 29 July 2023
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34612017
London, UK103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Absolutely brilliant little museum. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Lots to see. Maybe not for young children but great way to depend a wet morning
Written 8 July 2023
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Sarah C
Resolven, UK441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Took father in law, husband and teenage daughter. Interesting to hear family sharing stories of the items they saw. Friendly staff.
Written 6 July 2023
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brunnian
Lincolnshire94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I am acustomed to mild dissapointment at musuems in Lincolnshire, but this is an exception, and an exception in very large level

The collection is extensive, well displayed, and superbly curated. Many of the exhibits can be seen working, on request.

This is the life's work of an enthusiastic couple and an outstanding achievement. I recommend it as a superb place to visit.
Written 16 June 2023
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Kathryn K
Bradford, England, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Visited today, what a wonderful place. we had no trouble finding it with the SAT NAV. Full of treasures which shows how technology started to get us where we are today. Really interesting WW1 and WW2 exhibits too. The volunteers were really lovely and very knowledgeable. There is also a toilet and refreshments with seating. Well worth a visit, and very reasonably priced. Definitely recommend.
Written 27 May 2023
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Mark H
Emneth18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is prefect for anyone who has a fascination with vintage technology and is an amazing collection of old computers, telephony, cameras and the weird and wonderful tech of years gone by.

I am old enough to have owned some of the items on display. I was taken there by friends as a Birthday treat and it did not disappoint! The museum is privately owned and is light airy and spotlessly clean too. The owners are clearly passionate about what they do, and whilst not being at all pushy would occasionally approach us and turn on some of the working exhibits for us.

But what makes this place amazing is that back in 2016 they created this wonderful space off their own bat and without seeking exterior finance or grants of any time. When you go make sure you see the radio-equipped Land Rover. This is located in an annexe and is easy to miss.

Car parking is easy and as the museum is on the ground floor level only, and has occasional seating scattered around, it is great for disabled guests such as myself.
Written 3 July 2022
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Brian N
Radwell, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We booked the Museum's meeting room for our development team meeting as we wanted somewhere more interesting than your normal shared meeting space or hotel.

It couldn't have been more perfect, the meeting room itself had everything we needed including a projector, lunch and refreshments was arranged for us and we had the museum to explore during lunch and breaks.

The museum may be compact but there is a lot to see and the passion of both Rossie and Trevor was evident in how the collection is displayed and the pleasure show in demonstrating the various historic gadgets to the team.

Lastly in terms of value for money the venue cost the same or less than your average corporate venue and a huge amount less than other museum style venues for a group of 10 or so.
Written 27 September 2019
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Thanks Brian for your kind words, it was a pleasure to welcome you to our museum, glad we came up to your expectations.
Written 30 September 2019
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Magenta91
Norwich, UK60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
We visited today and it was really interesting.

It's in a new building and all the exhibits are well laid out and you can ask the volunteers to demonstrate some of them which we did. I'd forgotten how big and bulky the original mobiles were and how cumbersome a IBM golfball typewriter was.

Well worth a visit.
Written 16 August 2019
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So pleased you enjoyed your visit, thank you for your comments.
Written 22 August 2019
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Rosemary D
Peterborough23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
This is a rare find which would be of interest to all ages, and as we are all 'of a certain age' we could remember using many of the exhibits!
Written 10 August 2019
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Thank you Rosemary for taking the time to comment on the museum, we think we're pretty unique and it's so nice to know that our visitors agree.
Written 13 August 2019
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ColinKettering
Kettering65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
I made a special journey (as I was in the area) to see this museum having watched it develop on Facebook. First off, the Post Code was recognised by my Sat Nav and took me straight there; so no trouble finding it. Large car park, although I was the first to arrive that day. There is plenty to see in the extremely tidy and well thought out display areas and it is much bigger than one imagines. Older people will love it but so will families. You are bound to see several items you will have owned in your youth. Memories!
Written 2 August 2019
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Thank you Colin, Trip Advisor really is a fantastic way to get our name out there, so glad your Sat Nav found us OK.
Written 6 August 2019
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