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Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio

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What an amazing place! So much fantastically interesting stuff in a small but thoroughly intriguing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A chance to reminisce

Despite arriving just as he was closing for the day, the wonderful Michael let us pop in for a... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Martello Tower Abbey Street | Opposite Abbey Tavern, Howth, Ireland
+353 86 815 4189
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place! So much fantastically interesting stuff in a small but thoroughly intriguing museum. Michael was a wonderful host and took me on an informative, insightful and entertaining journey through the history of radio and television. I stumbled on this place by accident...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Despite arriving just as he was closing for the day, the wonderful Michael let us pop in for a quick look that lasted 45minutes as we stepped back into our childhoods picking out the radios, telephones and toys we grew up with.

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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

An amazing collection of devices, that take you through the long history of sound and vision. Michael is very knowledgeable and makes it all fun with his Irish humour. Well worth a visit. Plus, the view from the hill is wonderful.

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Wow this is an amazing little gem of a museum and the people that run it are full of enthusiasm and a mind full of interesting knowledge. We spent an hour here and found out plenty of interesting history not only about radio but local...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

A small place full of history and items related with communications, specially radio and TV. The best is the explanations from the guide, owner and friends. Highly recommended to visit:)

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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

This wonderful collection is an 'homage' to all foms of communication throughout the past 150 years or more. It is lovingly presented in a 19th century Martello tower which itself has a radio- related pedigree. There is everything here and I defy anyone to not...More

Thank James H
Reviewed August 1, 2017

This museum is a must for anyone interested in the history of radio. There are some very novel radios and record players here that you probably will not see elsewhere. Knowledgeable and friendly tour guide.

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Reviewed July 8, 2017

This museum covers telecommunications from the beginning. Whether young or old this is a fascinating insight into telecommunications, radio broadcasting and aesthetic product design - ranging from radios designed as cars to telephones designed as Disney characters.

Thank JamesN2644
Reviewed June 29, 2017

This little museum with a large collection was recommended to us by someone in Dublin City when we said we were going to Howth. Housed in a Martello tower is one man's lifetime collection of wireless memorabilia. It is absolutely fascinating made even more so...More

Thank Kay B
Reviewed June 27, 2017

Since this is likely to be on your way to walking the trails to the summit, definitely stop by. Friendly staff, amazing collection of vintage radios and other memorabilia. How much time you spend here may be a function of the weather (it was great...More

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Response from gawley19 | Reviewed this property |
If you stand with your back to the Abbey tavern there is a retro toy shop across the road with a lane to the left of it going up a steep hill, which leads to the Martello tower that is the museum. It might be €5 for kids €10... More