A Wonderful Experience For All The Family
The museum, believed to be the only one of its kind in the country, is like a Tardis, opening up inside to reveal an unexpectedly immense number of displays, probably the largest collection of toys, books, annuals, jigsaws and games related to TV and radio programmes.
Alan Hicken who runs the museum says “What ever your age I believe you will find something from your favourite programmes”.
Whether you like Westerns, comedy programmes, detective series, game shows or soaps there is something here for everyone. Remember programmes such as ‘Bonanza’, ‘Emergency Ward 10’, ‘Dixon of Dock Green’, ‘Dad’s Army’, ‘Tony Hancock’, ‘The Man from Uncle’, ‘Monty Python’, ‘The Magic Roundabout’, the list is endless. There is plenty for youngsters, covering many children’s TV programmes going back to ‘Muffin the Mule’ and Andy Pandy to more recent programmes such as Telly Tubbies, Noddy, The Simpsons and much more including our delightful Alice-in-Wonderland section.
Alan has also collected thousands of items of memorabilia, and over 600 radios and TVs, from vintage wirelesses to colourful novelty transistors, radiogrammes and televisions. Amongst these you may find the first TV or radio you ever owned!
See life size figures of Roger Moore as ‘The Saint’, Patrick McNee as John Steed from ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Kojak’ to name just a few.
Recognise original props such as ‘Hank’ the cowboy puppet and 'Pete the Mexican' used in the original 1950s TV series 'Hank Rides Aagin'. Annie Sugden’s AGA from ‘Emmerdale’, when it was known as ‘Emmerdale Farm’, and the original jousting poles from the 90s series of ‘Gladiators’.
Programmes are brought to life through scenes and displays including: Mr Bean’s second hand TV and radio shop; a life size performing Homer Simpson; ‘Step into the Tardis’ - see all the doctors from past to present around the console, life size cybermen, daleks, clockwork men, the giant robot plus lots more: and new for 2015! - Superhero and Sci-fi Exhibition, where a wealth of LIFE SIZE Superhero and sci-fi characters await you.
Take a nostalgic trip through the world of radio and television programmes, a real time capsule of all your favourite memories from your best loved programmes leaving you reminiscing and smiling for hours after.
Allow at least an hour to visit the museum.