Physical Objects Collection

physicalobjectscollectionIn addition to our collection of sounds, The Museum of Portable Sound also holds a collection of physical objects related to sound. These range from items like a copy of the first commercially released Compact Disc, to a limited edition designer Sony YPPY Walkman from 1996, to a 1989 vintage Ukrainian radio.

Object information for the Physical Object Collection can be found in our Guide to the Physical Objects Collection PDF brochure.

Items from the Physical Objects Collection are viewable by special arrangement. Please contact us to arrange a viewing. Be prepared to specify which object(s) you are interested in.

Donations to the Physical Objects Collection are always welcome. Please contact us to discuss any items you are interesting in donating. We reserve the right to accept only objects that we feel help further the Museum’s mission, and therefore may not accept everything offered. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

While you’re here…

…we need your help. For four years, we have managed to keep admission to the Museum of Portable Sound free for all. But this model hasn’t proven to be sustainable. If you value what we do, and would like to help us continue to fulfil our mission of bringing the culture of sound to the world one visitor at a time, please consider making a donation or supporting us long-term on Patreon.