Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum houses a vast collection of toys, books, annuals, jigsaws and games related to TV and radio programmes that will spark the childhood memories of most age groups. Alan Hicken runs the Museum and descibes the building as being like Dr. Who's Tardis - opening up to reveal a surprising number of exhibits.
Lots to see at the Museum including over 600 vintage and novelty radios and television sets and memorabilia of all sorts. All types of genre explored such as westerns, comedy, soap operas, game shows and detective series.
Lot's for the children too with exhibits dating back to the days of Andy Pandy and Muffin the Mule, right up to date with The Simpsons and Telly Tubbies. Displays and memorable scenes bring programmes to life including Mr Bean’s second hand TV and radio shop and a life size performing Homer Simpson. You can even see a life-size model of Roger Moore and the original jousting poles from the 1990s series of Gladiators.
You'll need at least an hour to explore the Museum.
Address: Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum, 1 South Street, Montacute, Somerset TA15 6XD
Telephone: 01935 823024
Email: Send email
Website: Montacute TV & Radio Museum
Directions from A303: At Cartgate roundabout turn onto A3088 and follow the signs for Montacute. Turn right towards Montacute then turn left onto Montacute Road. Continue onto Bishopston then turn left onto Middle Street. Continue onto South Street and the Museum is on your left.
Parking: There is private car parking at the Museum and free public parking available almost opposite in the village square. There is also unrestricted roadside parking.
Admission times: Open on scheduled dates - see website for details.
Admission charge: Adults: £9.99, Concessions (Seniors/Students/Disabled): £8.99, Children (4-16years): £5.99, Children under 4 are free, Family Discount Offer (2 Adults + 2 Children): £25.99, Group Discount Offer (15+): £8.00 pp. There are no admission fees for the tea rooms or shop.
Gift shop: Yes
Accessibility: The museum is all on the ground floor and there is a side entrance with wheelchair access. There is an inch change in level in some places and areas that may be tight in places, for the majority of wheelchairs it is all accessible. There are no disabled toilets. The nearest disabled toilet is at Montacute House.
Dogs: Allowed in the Museum and Tea Rooms if they are quiet and well behaved.
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