The unsung role that Malvern technology experts played in winning the Second World War is set to be celebrated.

The story of the technology wizards who aided Britain’s war efforts will be told at a museum at Great Malvern railway station.

The museum, called The Technology Station, is an initiative of the Malvern Radar and Technology History Society, and is partially funded by the West Midlands Railway (WMR).


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In 1942 Prime Minister Winston Churchill, fearing German bombardment, ordered the evacuation of two secretive government radar research establishments to Malvern.

The consequent technological revolutions contributed not only to Britain’s wartime success, but their advancements in fields such as radar and electronic computers have continued to influence global technology.

Mike Burstow from the Malvern Radar and Technology History Society, said: "We are delighted to unveil The Technology Station, which celebrates the remarkable impact that the Malvern area has had on the technology we all still use today.

"By linking stories of wartime research to the modern day, we hope to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers."

Jonny Wiseman, customer experience director at WMR, said: "Our stations are at the heart of our communities and we are delighted to have supported the opening of The Technology Station at Great Malvern.

"I am certain this fascinating slice of history will prove popular with our customers and will build on Great Malvern’s existing status as a ‘destination station’."

The museum opened its doors to the public on Wednesday (May 22), and will be open between 2pm and 6pm on Wednesdays and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

The museum features interactive displays and information boards showcasing the evolution of technologies sprouting from Malvern, such as radar, integrated circuits, electronic computers, Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs), touch screens, x-ray detectors, and gas lasers among others.

The content shall will weave its way from wartime tales through to the contributions of the Telecommunications Research Establishment to the modern-day technological scene.

Entry is free, but donations are optional upon entry.

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