THE MUSEUM OF TECHNOLOGY
The Great War and WWII [1850-1980]
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.
Having problems donating
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.
Our Museum on Video
As part of the 2007 Heritage Open Days Hemel Today produced an article and a Video
Offers you a chance to step back in time
Do get in touch if you are in the area we would love to show you how the New Museum is shaping up.
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.
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
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.
©2007 The Museum of Technology the Great War and WWII
Company registered in England No. 7452160, Registered Charity No. 1140352, Accredited Museum No. 2221