Engaging with Communications

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In this section you can find out more about various public engagement projects that we have undertaken. Detailed information about each project can be obtained by clicking on the title of the relevant project.

Strowger demonstration unit

The Salford Strowger Project

The Salford Strowger Project has developed a fully working example of an electro-mechanical telephone exchange that uses technology developed by Almon B Strowger. The Strowger selector was the mainstay of UK telephone exchanges from 1912 until the 1980s.

mi-Guide handset and scan logo


mi-Guide is an interactive multimedia hand-held visitor guide developed for use within the Connecting Manchester communications gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.