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

Telephone instrument

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


Pedal generator

Double-needle telegraph instrument


Oral History, Phyllis Taig

Photograph, Floodwater pole repair

Speaking Clock

Text telephone

Photograph, City South tunnel, Liverpool and Pitt street

Mobile telephone

The Telephone – How it works

Automatic exchange telephone

Oral History, John Riddett, Part One

Teleprinter keyboard

Photograph, James Melrose with aeroplane My Hildegarde

Hearing aid

Sputnik transmission

Prismatic compass