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

Submarine Cable

Pedal generator

Speaking Clock

Photograph, Floodwater pole repair

The Telephone – How it works

Mobile telephone

Prismatic compass

Sputnik transmission


Telephone instrument

Automatic exchange telephone

Teleprinter keyboard

Photograph, James Melrose with aeroplane My Hildegarde

Double-needle telegraph instrument

Oral History, John Riddett, Part One

Hearing aid

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

Text telephone


Photograph, City South tunnel, Liverpool and Pitt street