Museum of Electricity

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Museum of Electricity: The Museum is housed in the Old Power Station at Christchurch. Guides are on hand to help and inform you as you tour this unique collection of electrical artefacts.

In the Generating Hall stands a fully restored Bournemouth tramcar. It is surrounded by fascinating examples of local electrical generating and distribution equipment.

Upstairs the Demonstration Room gives a fascinating insight to the early electrical discoveries. Other rooms contain collections of 19th and 20th century electrical appliances full of nostalgia.

There is a collection of Electricity Service vehicles, some of which are electric themselves. See the Sinclair C5.

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From the A338 Ringwood to Bournemouth road. Exit onto the B3073 and follow the signs to Christchurch Town Centre. After crossing the railway bridge look for museum signs on your left. Our entrance is opposite "Castle Ironmongery" shop.

From the A35, turn into Bargates at the High Street roundabout. This is also signposted to the airport. The Museum is then on your right.


Opening times (April - September):
-12:00 PM - 4:30 PM12:00 PM - 4:30 PM12:00 PM - 4:30 PM12:00 PM - 4:30 PM--



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Address: The Old Power Station, Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1QE, UK
Phone: +44 1202 480467

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