Media Coverage

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The One Show on BBC1, 15 February 2018.

A short items on the museum featuring Roz and Lucy.

A Point of View on BBC Radio 4, 17 July 2016.

AL Kennedy ponders the importance of facts... in a world dominated by opinion. Kirkaldy is featured.

Professional Engineering Magazine, December 2015.

A feature on the Museum by editor Lee Hibbert in the December issue of Professional Engineering. This is a publication of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Model Engineer Magazine, December 2015.

There is an excellent and very detailed article on the Museum by Roger Backhouse in the current Model Engineer no 4522. This follows the SMEE visit in September 2015.

BBC London News and London Live TV, 17th June 2015.

TV coverage arranged by Historic England to showcase buildings which have been listed recently or in our case where the listing has been upgraded. The London Live TV item features an interview with Sarah Jarvis, one of our directors. Link below.

Quirky buildings get protective status from Historical England

New Scientist, w/e 10th May 2014.

An editorial on the significance of 'Facts Not Opinions' and two page spread on the museum. Subject to permission we hope to reproduce the pages here.

Industrial Archaeology News, Issue 168, Spring 2014.

The Bulletin of the Association for Industrial Archaology has a full page front cover photo of the testing machine and an inside page article explaining the current situation of the museum and an appeal to the IA community for help and support.

Engineering and Technology, Volume 8, Issue 12, January 2014.

The magazine of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. A 3 page article entitled 'Stress at Work', by Professor David Perrett of GLIAS covering the history of the works and explaining the current situation, together with an appeal for support in upgrading the listing level.

Best of British Magazine, 2014.

A feature on us - Click here to see it