I have been gradually visiting all the partner museums in the BT Connected Earth programme taking photographs. During the summer of 2007 I visited Porthcurno Telegraph Museum and the Goonhilly Earth Station (both below). Avoncroft followed during a THG swap-meet in March 2008. This leaves just the new gallery at Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester still to appear. The Science Museum in London is a Connected Earth Partner, but doesn't have a specific Connected Earth Display. However, it does have a lot of telecomms items in its collection.
I'm showing just a few pictures of each museum to avoid spoiling the pleasure you'll get from visiting them yourself. (If you're interested for research purposes to know what other pictures I have from these museums, drop me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
Above is a composite picture of the Communicate! display in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Some of the fascinating telephone and telegraph items in this small museum near to my home.
Kidderminster Railway Museum
has some fine examples of railway telephones on display.
For more pictures of partner museums, visit Mike Fletcher's TelephonesUK site. http://www.telephonesuk.co.uk/museums.htm