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The Museum of Communication in Burntisland is a hidden gem which I visited recently. It is a 40 minute train ride over the Forth Bridge from Edinburgh (I was there for the festival). Anyone with an interest in seeing all sorts of communications equipment from the year dot would enjoy this museum. The website gives lots of details, so I will just put some general observations here.

The collection is surprisingly large. Donít be fooled by the small front of the building shown on the website, as it goes back a long way and is absolutely crammed with interesting equipment. There is a very good display area containing a few hundred objects and there is large storage area which is packed with vast quantities of equipment that would also be of interest to many BBCeng visitors.  I had a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who explained all about the history of the museum (including how Heinz Wolff became its Patron) and she talked about many objects of particular interest. The museum is run by volunteers and they will undoubtedly make you welcome if you visit. (Do check opening days/times before doing so.)

Martin Ellen

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