The radio collection at the Sandford Mill Museum in Chelmsford will be open to the public on Saturday 27 April 2013 from 10am-5pm to celebrate the birthday of Marconi who was born on 25 April 1874
The Sandford Mill museum is home to an extensive collection of historic radio equipment, including spark transmitters from the late 1890's and a fully equipped Ships Radio Room.
The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS) will be operating GX0MWT from the historic 2MT Writtle Marconi hut inside the museum.
The Ships Radio Room
Displays at the museum include, ship’s radio cabins 1900s to 1970s and historic collections from Marconi and other Chelmsford industries.
There are also special displays on the New Street factory, ship’s radio officers and the steam yacht Elettra - Marconi’s floating laboratory.
Plus, there will be plenty of family fun with mechanical Morse code sending and activities with sound, light and electricity.
Sandford Mill is run with the help of the Friends of Chelmsford Museums and other ex-industry volunteers. It relies on the support of several voluntary bodies including Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society, the Radio Officers' Association, the Marconi Veterans Association and the The Susan Trust. Susan is the last wooden Chelmer Barge and is moored at Sandford Mill.
The museum is open to the public between 10-5pm on Saturday 27 April 2013. Admission and parking are free.
Location map of Sandford Mill (Postcode CM2 6NY) - http://tinyurl.com/7mh7b
Chelmsford Council - http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/marconi-day-sandford-mill
CARS at Sandford Mill - http://www.g0mwt.org.uk/sandfordmill/index.htm