Curators

Ben Wood

Matt Chatterley

Ben and Matt have worked in the mobile industry since the early 1990s. Between them they have an encyclopedic knowledge of mobile phones. They have both been collecting mobile phones for over 25 years.

In 2020, they decided to join forces to create the #MobilePhoneMuseum to safeguard the important history associated with the mobile phone design over the last three decades.

Their goal is to create the largest independent collection of mobile phones in the world and share their knowledge and love of the products far and wide.

media APPEARANCES

Financial Times

Smartphone evolution: a history of radical design that led to foldable screens

FT telecoms correspondent Nic Fildes joins phone nerd Ben Wood to discuss innovative phones including Mobira's Talkman, the Nokia 3310, the BlackBerry and the iPhone, and how they paved the way for the latest so-called 'bendy phones' from Samsung and Huawei.

BBC Inside Out

How should you dispose of your electronic waste?

BBC Inside Out's Geoff Burch chats to self confessed 'technology hoarder' Ben Wood about why people like to keep their old phones and what to do if you want to get rid of them.