Pye of Cambridge
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The Story of Pye
The Pye History Trust collection of Pye objects and memorabilia is now housed in the Pye Building of the Cambridge Museum of Technology. Support from the Lottery Heritage Fund and the Pye Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.
Recent Site Additions
How Things Work
Ever wondered how radio actually works?
How a valve or transistor function and what their differences are?
Three new and easily understood videos provide some of these answers.
They can be found on the Consumer Products page - follow the link.
Or indeed, ever wondered how two of the most common chemical analysis techniques work?
Several new videos provide examples of spectrometers and chromatographs in action.
They can be found within the Pye Unicam pages - follow the link
The Cambridge Museum of Technology, including the Pye Building,
re-opened on 22nd May 2021
The following links will connect you directly to their relevant site pages.
Visitors will be allocated entry time slots, please pre-book via the BOOK TIME SLOT page.
Visitors without time slots will be given the next available slot.
Please view their COVID-19 page to see details of how they have ensured their visitors and staff have a safe and rewarding experience.
The Pye and Cambridge Instrument Company collections are now on permanent display at the Cambridge Museum of Technology, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge CB5 8LD.
NORMAL OPENING HOURS
(PLEASE SEE ABOVE FOR REVISED DETAILS)
Guided Tours of the Pye Exhibition
Join a former Pye employee for a tour of the exhibition. Learn about Pye’s iconic radios and hear stories of the people behind the Company and the local sites at which they worked.
The Museum hosts a guided tour of the Pye exhibition at 2pm on the second Sunday of each month (except December and January). They are given by one of the former Pye employees who researched the fascinating history of the company and curated the exhibition. Each tour will focus on a different aspect of Pye’s activities, depending on the tour guide.
The 45 minute tour is included with your regular Museum ticket. Please meet at the Pye Building.
THE NEXT TOUR IS SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 2022
PLEASE SEE THE MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS
Pye Collection News
The all new and permanent Pye Exhibition opened on 7th June 2019 at the Cambridge Museum of Technology, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge CB5 8LD.
It is housed in a dedicated building - the Pye Building - and shares space with a similar collection from the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company.
The Preview Opening Event on Tuesday 21st May 2019, with Professor Sir Michael Gregory
World’s First Electronic PBX Telephone Exchange returns to Pye
Don Delanoy with the original Pye PBX
Richard Howes (l) and Roger Crabtree (r) receiving the prototype PBX from James Delanoy at the museum
Upcoming "Story of Pye" Presentations
The "Story of Pye" presentations to local societies are now being re-started.
However, because some may have difficulty in attending the live presentations, we have prepared a video which covers some of this material.
Focus on some exhibits from the museum ... (to learn more, click on the links)
Pye 'Chief Executive' UHF Radiotelephone
Pye ‘Chief Executive’, UHF transportable radiotelephone
This equipment was made in small quantities for UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who objected to obvious or overt security precautions around him.
Pye Record Maker