The Mobile Phone Museum project was conceived by Ben Wood in 2004. In 2019 he joined forces with fellow mobile phone collector, Matt Chatterley and a year later they worked with a small team to create a not-for-profit entity which is now a registered charity. This is designed to safeguard this important collection of mobile technology heritage and help fund further growth.
The collection currently has over 2700 individual models from more than 250 different brands. There are over 6000 devices in total when duplicates are included.
When a device is donated, it is catalogued, labelled, photographed and moved to our secure storage facility. The flow of new devices continues on an almost daily basis. Each donor is recognised on the website.
In addition to maintaining the collection, there is also an educational dimension to the project – which includes visits to schools and providing resources to students to help them learn about the technology around them.
If you have any devices you would like to donate we’d love to hear from you.
If you'd prefer to make a monetary donation, please Support us on Ko-Fi. For larger amounts, please get in touch with the team.
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Mobile Phone Museum Limited
A registered charity in England and Wales (№ 1196658)
A limited company in England and Wales (№ 12753589)
A registered data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office (№ ZB099720)
Registered for Gift Aid with HMRC (charities ref: ZD09687)
Registered internationally as a museum with the British Library (ISIL: GB-UkReMPM / MARC: UkReMPM)
Registered office address: C/O Winckworth Sherwood LLP, 2 Chawley Park, Cumnor Hill, Oxford, England, OX2 9GG, United Kingdom