Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio, Howth

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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 rad...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • The museum wasn't open when I visited but the view! Oh the view! Stunning 👍
  • Great collection and history. Recommended.
  • Almost certain to be the most eccentric delight of any visit to greater Dublin, this museum -- one man's obsession with wireless (and telegraph wire) communication since Marconi -- is well worth a stop if you've taken the train to Howth to walk the cliffs and sample the delicious seafood. You're guaranteed a personal tour of the antique radios, TVs, testing and transmitting gear, neon signs and the like, a tour given by the collector himself or his son. Don't miss it!
  • This place is awesome. If you have an interest in radios or history of communication, this place will be right up your alley. Ask for a guided tour from one of the knowledgeable gentlemen running the place, which includes some fun tidbits and demonstrations on vintage radios, record players and more. 100% worth the 5€ admission (although this is more of an adult attraction - the kids will probably get a little bored)!
  • Great Tour and collection, really surprising, plus you can see the insides of a Martello Tower

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