Museum of Communication Burntisland
The Museum of Communication specialises in communications technology from the pre-electric telegraph to the present time. We have a major collection of artefacts covering Early Electrics, Telegraphy, Telephony, Radio, Television and Information Technology, together with a large number of supporting Printed Items. We put on exhibitions to stimulate, entertain and educate the public. We are developing an education programme which is aimed at making young people aware of the excitement and satisfaction to be found in a career in electronic communications.
The Museum is owned and managed by the Museum of Communication Foundation Trust (MocFT), a charitable trust set up in 1993. The MoCFT has approximately 120 members and is led by a Board of Directors drawn from the membership. The directors have a broad mix of very relevant skills in Electronics, Mechanics, IT, Education, Business Planning and Management, Finance and Museum Management. Some have recently retired from senior positions in industry. The Foundation has enjoyed a particularly close association with Edinburgh University. Its patron is Professor Heinz Wolff.
The Foundation has had a profound impact on the museum. With the involvement of specialists in many areas of communication, work on restoration and preservation has progressed and the seemingly endless task of producing a comprehensive catalogue of the Collection is underway.
With members in all parts of the UK and various corners of the world, not all Foundationers can play an active role. However, 'working holidays' combined with a little sight-seeing have attracted members from Germany, Japan, the USA and 'south of the border' - in some cases taking home equipment to be restored and returned at a later date! The regular publication of a Newsletter maintains close contact with all members.
If travelling to the museum, please check the information given below, in case it has changed since it was added here:
19 May to 29 September 2012 Wednesdays & Saturdays: 11am - 4pm
Admission (including refreshments)
Adult - £3.00 Accompanied child - £1.50 Family group - £8.50
Museum of Communication Foundation Trust
131 High Street
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01592 874836
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