The Great War and WWII [1850-1980]

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Welcome to the MUSEUM OF TECHNOLOGY. The Museum spans that very small period in history in which the technological revolution took place. The items represent the evolution of electrical, electronic and warfare technology between the period 1850 and 1980. Museum curator Rosie Hourihane invites you to look around our web site.

Please contact us if you have any queries.

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Our museum is funded and run entirely by volunteers. If you have enjoyed visiting our web site, a donation, however small, will help us continue our mission, to rescue, preserve and display early technology for the education and enjoyment of all - thank you. The Museum charges £25.00 for each image requested from this Website.

Our Museum on Video

As part of the 2007 Heritage Open Days Hemel Today produced an article and a Video

See the article and Video here

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Offers you a chance to step back in time

Remember "A & B" Public Telephones, Batteries you had to fill up, Crystal Sets, Gas Masks, Morse Keys, Frame Aerials?
Then you will want to see our collection of EARLY TECHNOLOGY.

As well as all that

Our collection of WAR MEMORABILIA has artefacts from the Somme and a range of items from the Second World War.
We may be small but we've a lot to show

Watch the development of our new museum building on Facebook (no login required)

Do get in touch if you are in the area we would love to show you how the New Museum is shaping up.

Building Progress


We have moved to Throckenholt

The museum is currently closed to visitors as we have moved to Throckenholt which is 10 miles from Spalding, 16 miles from Peterborough, 8 miles from Wisbech and close to a little village called Parson Drove.

Progress so far……

We are desperately disappointed that we were unable to have an Autumn opening. Unfortunately the funding we were expecting didn’t materialise and major works ground to a standstill. Now, with the generosity of several different funding bodies we are able to proceed with the next stage.

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Please look at our Facebook page to see the progress of the first floor and the on-going ground works and, if your local do pop in and see for yourselves what we have achieved so far……

We would be very happy to welcome any volunteers who might want to get involved with, (what we think) will be a brilliant addition to a beautiful area.

Please ring Rosie on 01945 700 772 for further information

Military Uniforms Come to Life

We have a number Military Uniforms which we have been unable to display properly. Among them is a very rare WW1 FANY uniform, a German WW1 uniform complete with a Pickelhaube Helmet, a British WW1 “Tommy” and a RAF uniform belonging to Warrant Officer Peter Andrews and used during WW2.

We were therefore very pleased to receive a grant from Museum Development East Midlands, funded by the Arts Council England, to purchase five realistic mannequins to display the uniforms. They will take pride of place in our new WW1 & WW11 displays.

First World War Centenary

First World War Centenary

We are pleased to be a member of the First World War Centenary Partnership, a network of organisations committed to the delivery of the First World War Centenary Programme: a global programme of events and activities inspiring young and old to remember the impact of the First World War on people and society today.
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