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

Teleprinter keyboard

Speaking Clock

Photograph, James Melrose with aeroplane My Hildegarde

Double-needle telegraph instrument

Text telephone

Oral History, John Riddett, Part One

Telephone instrument

Automatic exchange telephone

The Telephone – How it works


Oral History, Phyllis Taig


Sputnik transmission

Mobile telephone

Prismatic compass

Photograph, Floodwater pole repair

Hearing aid

Pedal generator

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

Photograph, City South tunnel, Liverpool and Pitt street