Meet the Collection

Surprise and nostalgia await you in these highlights from our permanent collection.

Connecting through COVID

Take a curated journey through a unique collection that explores how we connect in times of crisis. 

Meet the Collection

Pedal generator

Sputnik transmission

Prismatic compass

Photograph, City South tunnel, Liverpool and Pitt street

Telephone instrument

Mobile telephone

Text telephone

Photograph, Floodwater pole repair

Payphone

Photograph, James Melrose with aeroplane My Hildegarde

Automatic exchange telephone

Speaking Clock

Telegram

Double-needle telegraph instrument

Hearing aid

Oral History, John Riddett, Part One

Submarine Cable

The Telephone – How it works

Teleprinter keyboard

Photograph, Miss H.C. Felton, Postmistress, Tintaldra

Oral History, Phyllis Taig