Museum Objects

    We curate over 200,000 objects, preserving them for the nation's heritage.

    You can browse a selection of our objects below, arranged by gallery. You can also read stories about our collections on our blog Stories from the Stores or add your memories and knowledge to our Object Wiki.

    The 'Vowel Y' washing machine and wringer, 1897.

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    The 'Vowel Y' washing machine and wringer, 1897.

    Hand-operated 'Vowel Y' washing machine and mangle, by Thomas Bradford, 1897

    Object-rich Galleries

    If you want to find out more about objects currently on display with the museum, browse by the galleries listed below.

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