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

The Telephone – How it works

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

Submarine Cable

Mobile telephone

Photograph, Floodwater pole repair

Hearing aid

Photograph, James Melrose with aeroplane My Hildegarde

Sputnik transmission

Text telephone

Photograph, City South tunnel, Liverpool and Pitt street

Speaking Clock

Oral History, John Riddett, Part One

Double-needle telegraph instrument

Telephone instrument

Automatic exchange telephone

Prismatic compass

Teleprinter keyboard

Telegram

Payphone