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

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

Ballot Box, 1872

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

Billy- Early Locomotive, 1816

'Silver Moonlight' by Atkinson Grimshaw, 1880

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

North East Coast Exhibition Plate, 1929

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

The Quintet, 1898-1911

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

Hexham Tans, c.early-mid 19th century

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

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

Blackett Hutton Rotary Drilling Machine c.1885

Northumberland Small Pipes c.1805

The Codex Amiatinus, 692AD

The Middleham Jewel c.15th century

Annfield Plain Co-operative Society Building, 1874

Blackpool Tower Circus Poster, 1946

Nissan Bluebird, 1986

Horrockses Fashions dress worn by Mavis Bimson, 1948-9

St. Christopher Statue c.14th century

World War II Searchlight, 1940

Memorial Glass of the Hartley Pit Disaster c.1862

Painted Fabrics Butterfly Costume, c.1920-1930

Shepherd's Plaid, c.1950

Turbinia, 1894

Bottle of Fluothane TM Anaesthetic, 1951

Anne Lister's Travel Case, c.1820s

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

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

Model of Bermuda Floating Dock, 1901

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

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

Cotton Queen Dress, 1930

Tour de France Pennant, 1958

Crucible Furnace c.early 1800s

Astral Navigations- Holyground Records, 1971

Siege Coin, 1648

Five Neolithic Roughout Axes, c.4500-2000 BC

Dorothy Wordsworth’s Grasmere Journal, 1800-1803

Rugby Ball, 1897

Hyde Chartist Bell, 1848

Liquorice Stamp, 1860-1890

Joseph Swan Plaque, 1931

Salt's Pattern Book, 1853

Peppered Moth c.1800s

The FA Cup, 1896

Studio Glass by Keith Cummings, 2010

Coloured Window Glass, 675AD

Piano Belonging to Delius c.19th century

Tram 114, 1901

Grace Darling's Coble, c. 1828

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

Blackham’s Hill Hauler Engine, 1826

Blackpool Illuminations Switch-on Switch c.1930s

Doncaster Gold Cup, 1779

Rhubarb Splitting Tool, 2009

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

Bloss, the 1st Airdale Terrier, 1887

Myford 3" Type Lathe, 1946

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

Cloisonné Vase Lamp, 1880

Starvationer, c.1880s

'Iron and Coal' by William Bell Scott, 1861

Skelmanthorpe Flag, 1819

Liverpool Overhead Railway Motor Coach No.3, 1892

Mine Cage from Hodbarrow Mines c. 19th century

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

Pair of Cotton Cops, 1735-1885

Roman Windowhead, 163AD

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

Iron Age Chariot Burial c.200 BC

PSS Wingfield Castle, 1934

Rothbury Shrovetide Football, c.late 19th century

Bessemer Covertor, 1934

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

Price List for Work-Scissors Putting Together, 1817

J. D. Carr’s Waistcoat c.1840s

Carlisle Spedding's Steel Mill, c.1800s

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

'Oldham Panorama' by Squire Knott, 1876

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

Samuel Crompton's Spinning Mule c.1800

Hattersley Loom c.19th century

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

Angel of the North Maquette, 1997

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

Sans Pareil, 1829

The Musical Stones of Skiddaw, 1840

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

Bar of Sunlight Soap, 1889

Johnson's Motorcycle, 1901

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

Lighthouse Tower, 1871

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

Calf Mould, c.8th century

Pride by David Mellor, 1958

'Nature Painting' by Keith Tyson, 2008

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