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Salt's Pattern Book, 1853

Pride by David Mellor, 1958

Horrockses Fashions dress worn by Mavis Bimson, 1948-9

Peppered Moth c.1800s

'Portrait of Edward Carpenter' by Thomas Binney Gibbs, 1911

Northumberland Small Pipes c.1805

Blackpool Tower Circus Poster, 1946

Liquorice Stamp, 1860-1890

Carlisle Spedding's Steel Mill, c.1800s

Bessemer Covertor, 1934

The FA Cup, 1896

Samuel Crompton's Spinning Mule c.1800

Hexham Tans, c.early-mid 19th century

Bed Spread, ‘All You Need is Love’, 1969

Bloss, the 1st Airdale Terrier, 1887

Bottle of Fluothane TM Anaesthetic, 1951

The Codex Amiatinus, 692AD

Five Neolithic Roughout Axes, c.4500-2000 BC

Rugby Ball, 1897

'The Old Town Hall and St Hilda’s Church, Middlesbrough' by LS Lowry, 1959

'Silver Moonlight' by Atkinson Grimshaw, 1880

Rhubarb Splitting Tool, 2009

North East Coast Exhibition Plate, 1929

Roman Windowhead, 163AD

Liverpool Overhead Railway Motor Coach No.3, 1892

J. D. Carr’s Waistcoat c.1840s

PSS Wingfield Castle, 1934

Anne Lister's Travel Case, c.1820s

Pair of Cotton Cops, 1735-1885

Tram 114, 1901

'St. Cuthbert of Farne' by Fenwick Lawson, 1984

Joseph Swan Plaque, 1931

‘Peace’, Mounted crane and piece of rubble from Hiroshima, with a thousand origami Cranes, 2011

'Memorial to Men of Steel' by Aikaterini Gegisian, 2016

Calf Mould, c.8th century

'Love You More' by Buzzcocks -Single Record Sleeve, 1978

The Quintet, 1898-1911

Rothbury Shrovetide Football, c.late 19th century

Billy- Early Locomotive, 1816

Astral Navigations- Holyground Records, 1971

Ballot Box, 1872

Hyde Chartist Bell, 1848

Blackham’s Hill Hauler Engine, 1826

St. Christopher Statue c.14th century

Piano Belonging to Delius c.19th century

'The Half-Timer' by Patti Mayor, 1906-8

Cloisonné Vase Lamp, 1880

Coloured Window Glass, 675AD

Hattersley Loom c.19th century

Model of Bermuda Floating Dock, 1901

Mine Cage from Hodbarrow Mines c. 19th century

Price List for Work-Scissors Putting Together, 1817

The Middleham Jewel c.15th century

Blackpool Illuminations Switch-on Switch c.1930s

'Invention of the lifeboat, Willie Wouldhave, South Shields, 1789' by Ralph Hedley, 1896

Architect’s Desk, Gillows of Lancaster, c.1795

Doncaster Gold Cup, 1779

'Nature Painting' by Keith Tyson, 2008

The Musical Stones of Skiddaw, 1840

'The Merz Barn Wall' by Kurt Schwitters 1947-48

Johnson's Motorcycle, 1901

Myford 3" Type Lathe, 1946

Sans Pareil, 1829

Nissan Bluebird, 1986

'The Struggle With the Quarry' by John Hancock, 1851

'The Song of the Shirt' by Albert Rutherston, 1902

Siege Coin, 1648

Dorothy Wordsworth’s Grasmere Journal, 1800-1803

Shepherd's Plaid, c.1950

Banner of Oldham Society of Women's Suffrage, c.1912

Annfield Plain Co-operative Society Building, 1874

Lighthouse Tower, 1871

Bar of Sunlight Soap, 1889

Beasley’s D2 type-specimen, c. 240,000,000 years old.

Angel of the North Maquette, 1997

Emily Brontë's Writing Desk, c.1830s-1840s

The Only Viking-age Sock in England c.10th century

Turbinia, 1894

Crucible Furnace c.early 1800s

Blackett Hutton Rotary Drilling Machine c.1885

'Iron and Coal' by William Bell Scott, 1861

The School for the Blind, Hardman Street, Liverpool, Application Form, 1918

Tour de France Pennant, 1958

Memorial Glass of the Hartley Pit Disaster c.1862

World War II Searchlight, 1940

'Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway' by John Dobbin, 1871

Painted Fabrics Butterfly Costume, c.1920-1930

Dick, Kerr’s Ladies FC’s Victory Pennants, 1937

Cotton Queen Dress, 1930

Pilkington’s Lancastrian Tile and Pottery Company Vase by Jessie Jones, 1907

Skelmanthorpe Flag, 1819

'Giants Refreshed – Pacifics in the Doncaster Locomotive Works' by Terence Cuneo, 1947

Cross shaft fragment of the Wycliffe Cross, c.8th century

Grace Darling's Coble, c. 1828

Studio Glass by Keith Cummings, 2010

Starvationer, c.1880s

Iron Age Chariot Burial c.200 BC

'Oldham Panorama' by Squire Knott, 1876

'Jumping a Homemade Hurdle' by Jack Hulme, c.1945-55

John Walker’s Apothecary Scales c.early 19th century

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