- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor
Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio is a really interesting place to take the kids, so they can learn how far communication has come. It is even set in an interesting location, a Martello Tower that was built in 1805 and has its own part in radio history.
The museum is literally packed with an amazing variety of objects, many of which will be explained to you by you friendly guide as they take you on a tour through the history of radio. The kids are likely to be surprised at the ways in which we communicated before mobile phones, and amused by the variety of radios used through history, from the kitsch to elegant pieces of furniture.
The Tower itself was the termination point for the first telegraph line under the Irish Sea in 1852, and the first to the south of Ireland in 1913. It has also been the site of several experimental stations, and is home to an amateur radio station today (EI0MAR)
You don't have to be interested in this subject to enjoy this fascinating collection, which is brought to life by the stories and information provided by the guides on the way.
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Martello Tower overlooking Howth Harbour, Howth, County Dublin, IE
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
Adults: €5.00, Student: €3.00, Kids: Free