Visit to the Museum of Communication in Burntisland

Wednesday 12th August 2009, 6:45 for 7:00 pm.

The Museum of Communication in Burntisland ( specialises in communications technology from the pre-electric telegraph to the present time. They have a major collection of artefacts covering early electrics, telegraphy, telephony, radio, television and information technology

This year they are presenting a new exhibition ‘Great Scots who Changed the World’ that features Scottish inventors and innovators in the field of communications, science and technology whose works and ideas have literally changed the world! High-profiled Great Scots, such as Bell, Baird, Maxwell, Kelvin and Watson-Watt all feature..... but just how much do you know about David Brewster, Lord George Murray, James Bowman Lindsay and Alexander Bain - to name but a few? Their contributions were also enormous.

Joining details.

By special arrangement, the museum is opening for us on Wednesday 12th August from 6:45pm with tea/coffee available. Entrance will be free to all, but we'd like to encourage non BCS members to make a small donation. The exhibition is informal and self guided and will take around an hour and a half. We are also hoping to be allowed access to the storage area, normally closed to visitors, that holds 4000+ items including some of Leo, the first commercial computer.

The Museum is located on the Fife coast at 131 High Street, Burntisland, Fife, KY3 9AA and you can find maps and directions at There is plenty of on street parking close by at this time of the evening. For those taking the train, the 18:12 from Haymarket arrives at 18:43 and the museum is a short walk away.

There is no need to book, but please drop an e-mail to if you intend to come so that that we can gauge approximate numbers.