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

Mobile telephone

Text telephone

Photograph, Floodwater pole repair

Hearing aid

Pedal generator

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

Sputnik transmission

Submarine Cable

The Telephone – How it works


Speaking Clock

Photograph, James Melrose with aeroplane My Hildegarde


Double-needle telegraph instrument

Telephone instrument

Prismatic compass

Teleprinter keyboard

Oral History, John Riddett, Part One

Photograph, City South tunnel, Liverpool and Pitt street

Automatic exchange telephone

Oral History, Phyllis Taig