Museum of Technology the History of Gadgets & Gizmos

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Museum of Technology the History of Gadgets & Gizmos

Museum of Technology the History of Gadgets & Gizmos
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Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
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.
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Brian N
Radwell, UK9 contributions
Great corporate venue with a twist for small meetings
Sep 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 September 27, 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 September 30, 2019
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Magenta91
Norwich, UK63 contributions
Great museum...
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 August 16, 2019
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So pleased you enjoyed your visit, thank you for your comments.
Written August 22, 2019
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Rosemary D
Peterborough22 contributions
Most unusual and interesting
Sep 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 August 10, 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 August 13, 2019
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ColinKettering
Kettering60 contributions
So many things I'd forgotten
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 August 2, 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 August 6, 2019
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victormeldrew311050
Spalding, UK26 contributions
Walking back in Time
Aug 2018 • Friends
We had seen this place on the way to another venue and said we would try it when it was open
What a fabulous collection of gadgets and gizmos (Unfortunately I could remember a lot of them)
Time flew and we had spent at least a couple of hours maybe nearer to 3 and the owner was also on hand to give us information on anything that was there.
Written July 3, 2019
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So glad you enjoyed your visit, we get a lot of visits from these Trip Advisor reviews, so thank you for taking the time to add to the list of happy customers.
Written July 5, 2019
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Ian T
Peterborough, UK275 contributions
World Class Gem
Mar 2019 • Friends
Same Deepings U3A Science Group visit as previous review! I booked without knowing about the museum and when I heard during the journey there that it was a couple's 'private' collection I feared it would be amateurish and, probably, boring. How wrong can you get! I 've been to quite a few science based museums around the world and none exceed this for professionalism and interest.

The following description is a copy/paste from the website as I couldn't 'say' it better myself. "The Museum spans that very small period in history from 1850 - 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."

Rosie and Trevor are charming hosts with Trevor being fascinatingly knowledgeable about his technology. They're planning to open, in this their 3rd year, from 9th May so check those days before you go (or "by arrangement" for parties of 10+). The £5 entry appears to include tea/coffee and a biscuit (well it did for us!) and is a bargain. Allow a couple of hours if you're really interested in technology (more if really, really, interested!) and an hour if you just want the nostalgia of early radios, TVs, Phones, etc.
Written March 20, 2019
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Thank you so much for your kind words, it gives us great pleasure showing our visitors the collection and demonstrating some very old technologies.
Written March 21, 2019
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LincsLady05
Peterborough, UK19 contributions
Hidden gem
Mar 2019 • Friends
I visited with my local U3A group. The museum opens specially for groups of 10 or more. It offers a fascinating insight into every aspect of technological history and brought back many memories. There is a domestic area, a military area and a more industrial area. The couple who opened the museum a couple of years ago and run it were most generous with their time, explaining things, and demonstrating some of the amazing exhibits. We spent a great couple of hours viewing it all. There was tea and biscuits and at £5 entrance fee, I can highly recommend this little museum.
Written March 20, 2019
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We are so happy that you enjoyed your group visit, roll on the 9th May when we open to the general public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Written March 21, 2019
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Anthony M
Peterborough, UK13 contributions
An evening group visit with Boundless Group.
Sep 2018 • Friends
28 of us descended on the place at 7.00pm. as previously arranged. There is a very well laid out array of all sorts of gadgets including lots of telephone equipment, cameras, medical devices and even guns. Some of the items function and can be demonstrated and a few are hands on. Possibly a little less interesting to the ladies than the blokes but all of our mixed group seemed to enjoy the visit and the cup of tea. Not open in the winter except to groups and not every weekday - check first.
Written September 20, 2018
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Thank you Anthony for your comments, we enjoyed your company. It's good to know that you enjoyed your visit.
Written September 21, 2018
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robinpaine11
Waddington, UK2 contributions
Out of the way and out of the ordinary. A fabulous collection.
May 2018 • Friends
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 collection.
From the imposing arched entrance through to the immaculately labelled and presented display cabinets, the thought and care which has been put into the whole enterprise is obvious.
The collection is based around the development of electrical and electronic technology and militaria but this also includes many household and wartime artefacts so that there will be something to interest everyone, including the kids.
I could reel off a list of wonderful exhibits which I particularly enjoyed but I recommend clicking the collection tab on the museum website if you are thinking of visiting to show you what you will see.
The little café area provided us with drinks and snacks to keep us going, this also was nicely done.
Your journey will take you to well out into the rural Lincolnshire fens but you will be rewarded with a tour of one of the best little museums in the country.
Written June 1, 2018
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Thank you Robin for your kind comments, we love showing visitors the fabulous collection and are so glad your group enjoyed their experience.
Written July 13, 2018
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Andy F
Peterborough, UK37 contributions
A world class collection hidden in the fens
Sep 2017 • Friends
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, and how they are presented, are of a standard normally seen in national museums and as far as the 'gadgets' are concerned this place gives the Science Museum a run for its money.

To mention just a few things ... functioning strowger telephone switches, valve radios with a 'mellow tone', tape recorders you haven't seen since the 70s, a wide-ranging set of thermionic valves, gramophones, wire recorders, clockwork ciné cameras, rifles, sub-machine guns, military radio sets, hair driers, telex machines ...

If you have questions, the husband and wife owners will probably be on hand to advise and discuss and demonstrate. You can also get a cup of tea and there is a car park.
Written September 15, 2017
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Many thanks Andy for your kind comments, so glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written September 16, 2017
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