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

Text telephone

Speaking Clock

Automatic exchange telephone

Photograph, City South tunnel, Liverpool and Pitt street

Oral History, Phyllis Taig

Telephone instrument

Submarine Cable

Sputnik transmission


Photograph, James Melrose with aeroplane My Hildegarde

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

Prismatic compass

Oral History, John Riddett, Part One

The Telephone – How it works

Mobile telephone

Double-needle telegraph instrument

Teleprinter keyboard

Photograph, Floodwater pole repair


Hearing aid