A small English village has opened what could be the world's smallest museum after converting an old phone box.

The Warley Museum was unveiled this month in the Yorkshire village and features old photographs and personal items from locals that tell the history of the village.

The limited space only allows one visitors at a time and the creators plan to change the theme of the museum every three months.

Members from the Warley Community Association (WCA) carried out the transformation after researching other uses of adopted phone boxes.

"We just started talking about what we could do with it and came up with the idea," WCA member Kathryn Gallagher told the Daily Mail. "I live two doors down from the museum and we've had so many people who just had to come and look at it."

Mayor Howard Blagbrough was on hand to unveil the new-look phone box at the museum's official opening.

Museum -in -text

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Items are displayed in secure boxes so they can be viewed from both the inside and outside of the phone box. The WCA has submitted an application to have the museum be included in the Guiness Book of World Records.

With the growth of mobile phones, telecoms company BT came up with an Adopt a Kiosk plan for communities to transform redundant phone boxes.

The scheme has seen more than 3500 communities across the United Kingdom adopt the iconic red boxes, with some transforming them into libraries and cafe kiosks.

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