Back in time for audio experience

WIRELESS FOR SOUND: Vintage sound equipment on display in the Palms Centre.
WIRELESS FOR SOUND: Vintage sound equipment on display in the Palms Centre. Leigh Jensen

IN times of old, families gathered around the wireless for hours of entertainment and the Coffs Harbour Museum is giving modern families a brief glance into yester-year.

Radios and gramophones are on display at the Palms Shopping Centre for the next five weeks. Museum co-ordinator Terrie Beckhouse said the most interesting part of the display is the 1890s Edison Gramophone which plays wax cylinders.

“The radios and gramophones don’t use electricity at all and the children are absolutely fascinated,” Mrs Beckhouse said.

Since the start of April more than 300 people have viewed the Around the Radio display, including 100 people yesterday morning alone.

“This has been a really good opportunity to show the community we’re still around,” Mrs Beckhouse said.

Many of the museum’s treasures have been hidden away since March 31 when their building in Harbour Drive flooded.

Mrs Beckhouse said Coffs Harbour City Council is still looking at options for the museum to find a permanent home.

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