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Milton Keynes Museum is proud to be a participant in BT's Connected Earth project.
Our unique collection of important telephony equipment, which we call The Telephone Museum, is one of the most popular sections of the overall Museum.
Our contribution to Connected Earth will be to explain the significance of "switching" (how calls and data finds its way through the telecommunications network), engineering and transmission (how information is physically moved through the network) using artefacts collected from the Milton Keynes area and further afield. To these have been added a number of items donated to the Museum by BT.
This is an ongoing programme for the Museum. We are currently finalising plans for a major development that will include a purpose-built facility. This will enable us to relocate the current displays and put many more items on show with new interpretive material. For the first time we will be able to display all of our telephone related items - including the vehicles - under a single roof.
We are now seeking additional funding for the development to supplement the support already given by BT and other organisations.
We will shortly be installing some new multimedia terminals at the Museum with broadband links to the wider Connected Earth network. This will enable visitors to the Museum and our website to learn more about the exhibits on display, the significance of switching and our plans for the development.
Visit the Connected Earth website. This includes information about artefacts now at Milton Keynes Museum.