The Mobile Phone Museum project was conceived by Ben Wood in 2004. In 2019 he joined forces with fellow mobile phone collector, Matt Chatterley and a year later they worked with a small team to create a not-for-profit entity which is now a registered charity. This is designed to safeguard this important collection of mobile technology heritage and help fund further growth.

The collection currently has over 2400 individual models from more than 200 different brands. There are over 5000 devices in total when duplicates are included.

When a device is donated, it is catalogued, labelled, photographed and moved to our secure storage facility. The flow of new devices continues on an almost daily basis. Each donor is recognised on the website.

In addition to maintaining the collection, there is also an educational dimension to the project – which includes visits to schools and providing resources to students to help them learn about the technology around them.

If you have any devices you would like to donate we’d love to hear from you.

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Mobile Phone Museum Limited
Registered Charity in England and Wales
Charity Number: 1196658
Company Number: 12753589

1 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4PN, UK