National Payphone Museum, K5, Worcestershire, B60 4JR

National Payphone Museum, K5, Worcestershire, B60 4JR

Date of visit: 12th Sept 2020

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
K5 was a metal-faced plywood construction introduced in 1934 and designed to be assembled and dismantled and used at exhibitions. It is not known how many were produced, and there is little evidence they ever reached more than prototype stage. A fully detailed replica (constructed using the original drawings) can be seen at The Avoncroft Museum (Bromsgrove, Worcestershire), as part of the National Telephone Kiosk Collection.

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 K5 box on show at the museum, a design idea that never made production, mocked up in wood and looking similar again to the original K1 box. It is not known if the finished production box would be wood or been produced in a concrete format. This Kiosk is a replica box created from the drawings of the development box dating form 1933.

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