11 Apr 2022—16 Jul 2022

Back to the Boombox

Back to the Boombox

Boomboxes, or “ghettoblasters”, are synonymous with music culture of the ‘80s and ‘90s.

These portable machines incorporated radio/cassette player formats, in-built speakers and a handle to ensure the music could travel with you wherever you went. This exhibition showcases the private collection of Kinloch Kilby – an avid collector and music appreciator. Discover the array of designs, sizes and features of these machines and enjoy being transported to the beat of an earlier era. 


Kinloch Kilby's boombox collection