Hurdy Gurdy Radio Museum
The Hurdy Gurdy Vintage radio museum is housed inn Dublin’s only renovated Martello Tower. Appeals were made to Fingal County Council by the Howth Heritage Society and therefore it is the first Martello Tower to be open to the public.
It was reopened as a museum in 2003 by Pat Herbert, a local man who was on the lookout for a safe space for his huge selection of gramophones, radios and other vintage paraphernalia. Fingal county Council offered him the location to exhibit his collection.
The museum is open daily from May to October, where in you will receive a guided tour by Pat himself and his generous team of volunteers who will happily give introductions about the equipment that’s laid out in this unique location. Each and every tour given by any of the staff that offer their time to this place, do it all for the passion of the machinery it holds.
“Brilliant visit to this amazing museum with a stunning collection of radios and similar equipment. The history of radio communication was explained to us by the owners and it is thoroughly fascinating. The view from the Martello tower is also a must see”.