National Payphone Museum, K7a, Worcestershire, B60 4JR

National Payphone Museum, K7a, Worcestershire, B60 4JR

Date of visit: 12th Sept 2020

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
in either the late 1970s or late 1980s, a new, smaller hooded booth was introduced known as Booth 7A. These yellow booths were introduced into areas where previous red telephone boxes had been vandalised or even pulled out of the ground. They became known as “Oakham” boxes – a reference to the similarity in shape with an Oak Ham tin.

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 K7a or Oakham Box, on show at the museum, a yellow round open fronted booth, introduced by BT where heavy vandalism tended to take place (less to damage apart from the obvious handset) and one advantage that of access for wheelchair users. Another super rare box to find in use today, down to half a dozen or so boxes left.

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