Step back into the past when music was played on wind up gramophones and people watched black and white TV on a nine inch screen.
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A museum filled with gadgets and curios from days gone by is open again for people to enjoy taking a trip to the past.
The Museum of Technology the History of Gadgets and Gizmos re-opens on Thursday (11) with hosts Trevor Cass and Rosie Hourihane who will be welcoming visitors every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until Saturday September 20 from 10am to 4pm.
Trevor said: “People love to see how the world worked before digital technology took over, our visitors have a really good time remembering what they and their parents and grandparents used to use.”
“Life was a lot different when we used wind up gramophones, watched TV on nine inch screens and used old pennies in A&B telephones.
“This year, thanks to a grant from Wryde Croft Wind Farm Community Fund, we are planning to furnish the community room, with tables, chairs and projector.
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“Once this is done we intend to invite dementia groups and care homes to use the facilities we have to offer.
“Reminiscence sessions can be conducted in a safe and comfortable environment using our memory boxes which contain many items from times gone by.
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“The museum is all on one level, so is perfect for wheelchair users, there is a small café, and later in the season we hope to have picnic tables and benches outside, enabling visitors to enjoy the beautiful surrounding country side.”
From October 2016 through to February this year volunteers made three more cabinets to accommodate a further selection of photography, electronic and mechanical objects, some of which can be demonstrated.
During the closed season a range of different groups visited the museum, which proved popular and the ownershope to continue to do the same thing this year.
Since opening in August 2016 the venue has had more than 350 visitors.
For details visit their website.
• The museum is at South Eau Bank, Throckenholt, PE12 0QR. Entrance is £5 for adults, £2.50 for children and £12.50 for families. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The museum does do not have card facilities.