Museum of Communication Foundation Trust

Museum of Communication Foundation Trust
131 High Street
Burntisland
Fife
KY3 9AA
Scotland

Website

www.mocft.co.uk

E-mail

mocenquiries@tiscali.co.uk

Telephone

01506 823424

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The Trust was set up to preserve communications technology for future generations. It is currently developing a major facility at Burntisland in Fife which will educate visitors in an entertaining way, showing them how past technologies have shaped their own lives. The Trust is a membership-based organisation, comprising people from various backgrounds, all with a common interest in preserving the history of communications. These members study, collect, preserve and exhibit artefacts and information which illustrate the principal developments of communication and information technology, and the museum offers a range of heritage services related to communications, such as restoration advice, research facilities and access to its technical library. It is registered with the Scottish Museums Council.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

May to September. See website for exact dates.

11.00-16.00 Saturdays.
11.00-16.00 Wednesdays.

Closed: Mon, Tues, Thu, Fri, Sun.

Open outside these times by prior arrangement.

Admission charges

Adults: £3.00
Accompanied children: £1.50
Family: £8.50
Admission includes refreshments in the lounge.

Getting there

Burntisland Railway Station nearby.
Stagecoach Fife bus route 7 stops nearby.

Collection details

Science and Technology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Communication and information technology
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Telegraphy
  • Telephony
  • Radar
  • Computers
  • Military communications
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Flags to Flanders Fields

  • 3 May — 27 September 2014 *on now

In this Exhibition, we show how WW1 was different from previous wars; it was on a different global scale. We show the effects of technology on the war AND the effects of the war on technology. We show how there was large scale involvement of the civilian population for first time.
We tell true but little-known stories of how technology was used in actual events, and how these affected the course of the War.
It will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays 11 am - 4 pm and on the first Sunday of each month 12 noon to 4 pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.mocft.co.uk

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Educational resources

For information on educational resources, please e-mail dc_brankin@blueyonder.co.uk or call Dorothy Brankin on 01506 823424

Getting there

Burntisland Railway Station nearby.
Stagecoach Fife bus route 7 stops nearby.

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