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Museum of Technology the History of Gadgets & Gizmos

South Eau Bank, Throckenholt, Spalding, Lincolnshire, Spalding PE12 0QR, England
+44 1945 700772
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Out of the way and out of the ordinary. A fabulous collection.

This was a group visit for about twenty from our Lincoln U3A group in May 2018. It didn’t... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
robinpaine11
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Waddington, United Kingdom
A world class collection hidden in the fens

This museum is basically the combination of two people's fascination and collecting of militaria... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Andy F
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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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.
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South Eau Bank, Throckenholt, Spalding, Lincolnshire, Spalding PE12 0QR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a group visit for about twenty from our Lincoln U3A group in May 2018. It didn’t disappoint. I am in awe of what Rosie and Trevor have created in a building has which been designed and built from scratch, to house their amazing...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This museum is basically the combination of two people's fascination and collecting of militaria and technology. I'm mostly interested in the technology, having worked with it, but all the exhibits are presented in what I can only describe as a high quality way. The exhibits,...More

Thank Andy F
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860rosie, Manager at Museum of Technology the History of Gadgets & Gizmos, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Many thanks Andy for your kind comments, so glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We saw this museum in an article in our local paper. We arrived on the last day of public opening for 2017. A well informed and friendly couple who are the custodians of the museum. It is situated in a new barn style building with...More

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860rosie, Manager at Museum of Technology the History of Gadgets & Gizmos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for your kind words

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I picked up a flyer leaflet for this place and wasn't at all sure what to expect from the odd name and limited content of the leaflet . The museum contents are however extremely impressive. The most striking (to me) area would best be described...More

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860rosie, Manager at Museum of Technology the History of Gadgets & Gizmos, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your comments, I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We visited here on Saturday 15th July and were made very welcome from stepping through the door right up until leaving. The owner was only too happy to leave us to explore on our own, yet when asked to demonstrate an item, gave a thorough...More

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

I stumbled upon this little gem on a trip up from the south coast. This is a wonderful collection of technology with a particular focus on communication from the last century and beyond. Quite a few of the exhibits are working and it's fascinating, especially...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Attractive modern building with plenty of parking immediately outside. Easy access. Custodians were helpful and knowledgeable. Glorious range of memorabilia and earlier items. Would be of interest to young and old.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Spent a couple of hours here. A warm welcome from the owners who are very knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. Nice cup of coffee in the cafe area. Enjoyed the different areas of exhibits and found quite a few we could remember! Definitely worth...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

This new museum (it only opened last year) is a real gem. From the moment you walk in, you get a friendly welcome. The couple who built the museum and have gathered the majority of the collection over the years, are very knowledgeable and are...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

If you are of a certain age you will thoroughly enjoy your visit to this museum. You can soak up all the nostalgia you want and certainly not be disappointed with the range and eclectic mix of artifacts on display. Good knowledgeable curator who certainly...More

1  Thank Roger C
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Admission £5.00 children £2.50. They do not have card facilities. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Worth every penny. They have a website and a Facebook page for further details. They are generally open... More
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