Welcome to the Museum of Communication



Our 2022 Goudie Lecture Programme continues on Saturday
14 May with a  lecture by Dr Peter Grant of the University of Edinburgh.


We hope that it will be possible to restart ‘in-person’ lectures in Burntisland later in the year, possibly with a Zoom link for our further-flung members and supporters. In the meantime, lectures will continue to be delivered via Zoom.


Access details will be sent to everyone on our distribution lists. Otherwise, please e-mail enquiries@mocft.co.uk to book.May

Open 4 May – 24 September 2022

Wednesdays and Saturdays -11am to 4 pm
Admission Free – Donations Welcome
Private viewing for groups by arrangement

Our all-new exhibition marks the centenary of the first scheduled radio broadcasts in the UK and the birth of the BBC – the world’s oldest national broadcaster. We chart the first 100 years of scheduled broadcasting in Britain, with a timeline highlighting famous Radio and TV programmes and events, illustrated by items from our collection, from crystal set radios and valve wirelesses to TV cameras. We recall great moments in broadcasting history, events of the day and other memorabilia from our collection plus we celebrate Royal Broadcasting in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.



There are opportunities for you to join our team of exhibition guides. Volunteer slots can be as short as two hours. Even if you could do only one 2-hour slot per month, this would help.

No specific technical knowledge is required – experienced

Members will normally be on hand to answer any technical questions. What is required is a pleasant, helpful approach towards Museum visitors. Most visitors are non-technical people, often accompanied by their families.

Please e-mail enquiries@mocft.co.uk if you can help or if you would like further information.


Due to Covid-19 precautions, the Museum was unable to open to the public in 2020 and 2021. While having to meet ongoing costs over this lengthy period, the Museum had no income from visitors or attendees at lectures. We’re therefore very grateful for anything that you could donate to us to keep the Museum going now that we are reopening for the summer season.
You can donate by any of the following means:
1.    Donate on this site – simply follow this link.
2.    Make a bank transfer to:

Account Name: Museum of Communication Foundation
Account No: 00508399, Sort Code: 80-17-37
Be sure to include your name as a reference or we won’t know who you are and your donation will be anonymous!

3.   Send a cheque payable to ‘Museum of Communication’ to: Museum of Communication, 131 High Street, Burntisland KY3 9AA.
We have had very little other income to keep the Museum going throughout this difficult time, hence our plea for donations.