The Museum houses an extensive collection of valves dating from before the First World War to the present day. A large proportion of the valves are from the John Lawrence collection. 
Radio communications and electronics, including computers depended upon valve technology. In the 1960s transistors and solid state technology started to displace valves. Until recently out computer monitors and television sets used cathode ray tubes, a form of valve technology, for their screens. Most homes still have one appliance that employs a valve that was developed during World War 2 - come to the museum and see one!
  • Pre WW1 Valves

    Pre WW1 Valves

  • 1920s and 1930s Valves

    1920s and 1930s Valves

  • WW2 Valves

    WW2 Valves

  • Transmitting Valves

    Transmitting Valves

Valve Collection