In another major milestone for the Mobile Phone Museum project, we have worked in partnership with PK Porthcurno, Museum of Global Communications to launch a new exhibition on the 40-year history of the mobile phone called “Going Mobile”.
This is the first time that phones from the Mobile Phone Museum's extraordinary collection of over 2700 unique devices will be on public display. It includes important devices such as the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X (which is signed by its inventor, Marty Cooper), the first camera phone, the first phone with built-in GPS, the first phone with a built-in MP3 player, and more.
The exhibition, which is based in Cornwall, explores the amazing journey of this everyday communication device from an exclusive status symbol, used mainly for voice calls, to the most ubiquitous consumer electronics device on the planet.
Other highlights include a specially commissioned animation about mobile phone network technology and a "pigeon trail" quiz for kids which spans the entire museum featuring key devices from the phone collection with fun facts and a hidden message that has to be deciphered from Morse code.
The showcase opened on 20 October 2023 and will remain open for at least one year.
It is the culmination of over one year of work between the Mobile Phone Museum, the PK Porthcurno team and generous sponsorship from Vodafone UK.
More details can be found here.