SPARC Museum (Society for the Preservation of Antique Radio in Canada)
V3C 4J2 Coquitlam, Canada (British Columbia)
Kerria Drive, in the old pharmaceutical warehouse at the top of the hill.
|Floor area||only roughly guessed: 2500 m² / 27 910 ft² Area for radios (if not the same) 2500 m² / 27 910 ft²|
|Sundays: 10am - 4pm.|
Status from 06/2016
|Free entry, donations expected.|
|Location / Directions||
The SPARC museum is located on the Riverview Hospital grounds in Coquitlam, B.C., Canada, about 15 miles east of Vancouver.
The Riverview Hospital grounds are a sprawling site with many buildings. It can be a little difficult to find the building containing SPARC.
There are two main entry points to Riverview off the Lougheed Hwy (#7) between the Cape Horn interchange and Coquitlam Centre: one at Colony Farm Rd. and one at Orchid Drive.
SPARC is located in a light-yellow-brown metal-clad, flat-roof building roughly in the north-south centre of the grounds, up the hillside from the red-brick East Lawn building and south of the white-and-blue North Lawn building.
If you spot a number of antennas, you're very close.
Parking is plentiful and free.
Some example model pages for sets you can see there:
About SPARCSPARC is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving radio and electronic communications artifacts and history, with an emphasis on a Canadian perspective. The society is run by members and volunteers.
SPARC provide restoration and repair services for old radios. Members may also use the facilities for restoration and repair of their own equipment.
SPARC is also broadcasting audio programs over the Internet.
The Bamfield Collection* Bamfield trans-Pacific undersea cable telegraph equipment
* Early spark equipment, pre-broadcast era
* Broadcast receivers
* Broadcast studio
* Television receivers
* Military equipment
* Amateur (ham) equipment
* Shortwave and Commercial Receivers
* Marine Radio