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


Prismatic compass

Text telephone

Photograph, Floodwater pole repair

The Telephone – How it works

Photograph, James Melrose with aeroplane My Hildegarde

Speaking Clock

Teleprinter keyboard

Double-needle telegraph instrument

Submarine Cable

Mobile telephone

Automatic exchange telephone

Sputnik transmission

Photograph, City South tunnel, Liverpool and Pitt street

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

Oral History, Phyllis Taig

Oral History, John Riddett, Part One

Telephone instrument


Hearing aid