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Offline jeremy

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Electronics things to see in London
« on: June 29, 2014, 11:36:50 am »
Hi all,

About to board a flight to London. Any interesting things I should check out while I'm there? Surplus stores, interesting museums (electrical related), etc

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Re: Electronics things to see in London
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 11:44:08 am »
Science museum definitely ( allow a whole day)

A day trip to Amberley Museum is worth considering, in particular the energy electricity hall. Plenty of other stuff for less-interested family  to see.
http://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/

Nothing in the way of surplus etc. to speak of.

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Re: Electronics things to see in London
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 11:45:15 am »
If you're into neon etc., this place is a must-see http://www.godsownjunkyard.co.uk/
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Re: Electronics things to see in London
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014, 11:45:45 am »
Plus One for The Science Museum (Exhibition Road South Ken) this has everything from Victorian stuff and earlier through to early computers which are not very old at all. It is a big place though so allow plenty of time. If you have other family members to keep happy there is the Natural History museum next door and the V&A across the way.

Tottenham Court Road used to be the place for electronics shops but this is just computers and hi-fi stuff and is rather boring now-a-days, there is nothing like the electronics markets in Tokyo sadly.



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Re: Electronics things to see in London
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2014, 11:51:52 am »
If you book in advance you can (apparently - I've not done it myself) view the IEE (now IET) archives :

http://www.theiet.org/resources/library/archives/index.cfm

This probably contains things like Faraday's notebooks.
 

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Re: Electronics things to see in London
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2014, 01:14:07 pm »
This is on next week : Royal Society Summer Science
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Re: Electronics things to see in London
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2014, 03:47:03 pm »
All the museums on Exhibition Road, South Ken. are worth visiting, The Natural History, Victoria & Albert, and Science Museum.

I've not been since the 1980's, but I went to a seriously shit secondary school and ended up bunking off every day and spending all my time at the museums instead. I learn't far more back then than being in a shit school. The Science Museum was my favourite. After a few months of this I eventually switched to a proper school that I actually enjoyed going to each day and my inner 11 year old museum curator decided to retire, and give comprehensive school education another stab.
 

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Re: Electronics things to see in London
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2014, 04:17:32 pm »
Mike, are there any of your projects currently on display / in use in the London area that he might want to check out?
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Re: Electronics things to see in London
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2014, 09:40:25 pm »
Mike, are there any of your projects currently on display / in use in the London area that he might want to check out?
Nothing worth a detour, but if you're going back via Heathrow on Quantas, BA or Virgin you'll see the new thing at Terminal 2.

 
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Re: Electronics things to see in London
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2014, 11:22:23 pm »
Something that I just remembered. Not electronics, but definitely science and engineering: The royal Observatory and Royal Museums at Greenwich

http://www.rmg.co.uk/


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Re: Electronics things to see in London
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2014, 06:35:51 am »
thanks guys. I checked out the science museum yesterday, pretty amazing! Will try to fit in the royal academy show sometime later this week.
 

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Re: Electronics things to see in London
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2014, 07:53:07 am »
Bletchley Park,www.bletchleypark.org.uk If you have the time it's not so far from London Just off the M! past Milton Keynes and well worth the visit.
 

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Re: Electronics things to see in London
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2014, 09:01:06 am »
See if any of these are nearby http://rsgb.org/main/news/rallies/  (for radio junk)

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Re: Electronics things to see in London
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2014, 09:51:38 am »
This is on next week : Royal Society Summer Science

Thanks for posting that, I went to it a year or two ago and it was good fun, off to see this years one at the weekend :D
 

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Re: Electronics things to see in London
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2014, 10:35:30 am »
Bletchley Park,www.bletchleypark.org.uk If you have the time it's not so far from London Just off the M! past Milton Keynes and well worth the visit.

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