Some snapshots of our collections
1200 items from the Stone Age to today, from North American Eskimo fire drills to Vestas, ‘strike-anywhere’ matches.
Bennet Woodcroft was the man who secured ‘Puffing Billy’, Stephenson’s ‘Rocket’ and the engine of Henry Bell’s ‘Comet’ for the nation.
A collection containing part of the original great bell of the Houses of Parliament, the first ‘Big Ben’ and other intriguing metals.
X-rays were discovered by Professor W C Rontgen on the evening of Friday 8 November 1895 while he was engaged on the study of cathode rays.