Peep into the past at a new museum in the Fens - Throckenholt is put on the map!
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Take a step back in time to a bygone age at a museum that celebrates gadgets of our daily lives alongside war time gizmos.
The jam packed museum offers a peep into the past out in what feels like the middle of nowhere - Throckenholt.
The Museum of Technology the History of Gadgets and Gizmos is the pride of Trevor Cass and Rosie Hourihane.
Among the gems the couple have on display are gramophones, the first computers from the 80s, old typewriters and technology from First World warfare.
It was previously called the Museum of Technology The Great War & WW11 and was an established tourist highlight for 15 years when they previously ran it from their business base in Hemel Hempsted.
Since retiring to the hamlet of Throckenholt, near Parson Drove, the owners have spent three years getting planning permission and building a brand new barn home for their impressive collection of historical intrigue.
The collection stems from about 1830 to 1980 and covers the eclectic mix of technology that has sprung up in that time and has been described as a bit of a liquorice all sorts of goodies.
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• The museum is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until October.
Find it at South Eau Bank, Throckenholt, PE12 0QR, 01945 700772 or 07770 571599 www.museumoftechnology.org.uk.