National Payphone Museum, K3, Worcestershire, B60 4JR

National Payphone Museum, K3, Worcestershire, B60 4JR

Date of visit: 12th Sept 2020

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
K3, introduced in 1929, again by Giles Gilbert Scott, was similar to K2 but was constructed from concrete and intended for nationwide use. Cheaper than the K2, it was still significantly more costly than the K1 and so that remained the choice for low-revenue sites. The standard colour scheme for both the K1 and the K3 was cream, with red glazing bars. A rare surviving K3 kiosk can be seen beside the Penguin Beach exhibit at London Zoo, where it has been protected from the weather by the projecting eaves and recently restored to its original colour scheme. There is another in use at Rhynd in Perthshire.

Avoncroft Museum, home of the National Telephone Kiosk Collection
If you are interested in telephone kiosks, old telephones or telephone exchanges then a trip to the National Telephone Kiosk Collection at the Avoncroft Museum in Bromsgrove is well worth a visit.

Here is the K3 box on show at the museum, this design was introduced in 1929 and was made up in concrete sections. Again a design by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The K2 cast iron box was expensive to make so the K3 (a re work of the K1) was undertaken to produce a cheaper design of kiosk. Only a handful of these kiosks now exist.

Unfortunately due to restriction of Covid 19 all the kiosks were locked up and access limited, sorry for the poor images at this time.

Location Information

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Location – UK Postcode B60 4JR
Location – OS Grid Ref: 395286, 268470
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.314319, -2.070569
Location – Northing / Westing 52°18’51.5″N 2°04’14.0″W