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

Teleprinter keyboard

Telephone instrument

Prismatic compass

Automatic exchange telephone

Telephone cover

Hearing aid

Photograph, Postman of the 1940s

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

Speaking Clock

The Telephone – How it works

Mobile telephone

Oral History, John Riddett, Part One

Blasting machine

Marconi Kryha cipher machine

Double-needle telegraph instrument


Photograph, City South tunnel, Liverpool and Pitt street


Sputnik transmission


Pedal generator

Portable radio

Photograph, Floodwater pole repair

Photograph, James Melrose with aeroplane My Hildegarde

Submarine Cable

Text telephone