Ye Olde Hurdy-Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio

A colourful array of radio and music paraphenalia greet visitors to curator Pat Herbert's impeccable collection, amassed over four dedicated decades. The fruits of his labours are on display at the Martello Tower overlooking Howth Harbour. As well as boasting possibly the best museum name in Ireland, it also boasts a fitting location as this former cable station was where the Marconi Company once conducted ship-to-shore wireless radio experiments and Howth and Holyhead became connected by a submarine telegraph cable. Fabulous retro relics include vintage radios, gramophones and advertisements, many of whose styles endure to this day. Entrance is via an uphill pathway.

€5. Kids free.

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  • Hi, Just to let you know that the Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio in Howth has a new website, the old one is gone.The new one is: Guilfoyle
  • I visited in September 2012. As an ex-BBC man, I found it fascinating, with a very warm welcome. A pity it's so hard to find. Howth Council: is your location so good that you can afford to ignore one place of interest?


May-Oct: Daily 11:00 - 16:00, Nov-Apr: Sat & Sun 11:00 - 16:00.


Howth, Co. Dublin


(+353)(0) 86 815 4189

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