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

Five Neolithic Roughout Axes, c.4500-2000 BC

Shepherd's Plaid, c.1950

St. Christopher Statue c.14th century

Skelmanthorpe Flag, 1819

Blackpool Illuminations Switch-on Switch c.1930s

Model of Bermuda Floating Dock, 1901

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

The Musical Stones of Skiddaw, 1840

Roman Windowhead, 163AD

Samuel Crompton's Spinning Mule c.1800

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

Rhubarb Splitting Tool, 2009

Cloisonné Vase Lamp, 1880

Ballot Box, 1872

Iron Age Chariot Burial c.200 BC

PSS Wingfield Castle, 1934

J. D. Carr’s Waistcoat c.1840s

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

Pair of Cotton Cops, 1735-1885

Peppered Moth c.1800s

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

Coloured Window Glass, 675AD

Nissan Bluebird, 1986

The Middleham Jewel c.15th century

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

Tram 114, 1901

Rothbury Shrovetide Football, c.late 19th century

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

Myford 3" Type Lathe, 1946

Blackham’s Hill Hauler Engine, 1826

Blackett Hutton Rotary Drilling Machine c.1885

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

Blackpool Tower Circus Poster, 1946

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

Hattersley Loom c.19th century

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

Rugby Ball, 1897

Price List for Work-Scissors Putting Together, 1817

Hyde Chartist Bell, 1848

'Oldham Panorama' by Squire Knott, 1876

Liquorice Stamp, 1860-1890

Grace Darling's Coble, c. 1828

Northumberland Small Pipes c.1805

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

Carlisle Spedding's Steel Mill, c.1800s

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

Turbinia, 1894

North East Coast Exhibition Plate, 1929

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

Memorial Glass of the Hartley Pit Disaster c.1862

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

Astral Navigations- Holyground Records, 1971

Bottle of Fluothane TM Anaesthetic, 1951

Annfield Plain Co-operative Society Building, 1874

Piano Belonging to Delius c.19th century

Liverpool Overhead Railway Motor Coach No.3, 1892

Siege Coin, 1648

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

Angel of the North Maquette, 1997

Doncaster Gold Cup, 1779

Cotton Queen Dress, 1930

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

Johnson's Motorcycle, 1901

Mine Cage from Hodbarrow Mines c. 19th century

'Iron and Coal' by William Bell Scott, 1861

World War II Searchlight, 1940

The FA Cup, 1896

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

Starvationer, c.1880s

The Codex Amiatinus, 692AD

Calf Mould, c.8th century

Dorothy Wordsworth’s Grasmere Journal, 1800-1803

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

Crucible Furnace c.early 1800s

Salt's Pattern Book, 1853

'Silver Moonlight' by Atkinson Grimshaw, 1880

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

The Quintet, 1898-1911

Sans Pareil, 1829

Pride by David Mellor, 1958

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

Billy- Early Locomotive, 1816

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

Bar of Sunlight Soap, 1889

Lighthouse Tower, 1871

Anne Lister's Travel Case, c.1820s

Bloss, the 1st Airdale Terrier, 1887

Studio Glass by Keith Cummings, 2010

Joseph Swan Plaque, 1931

Tour de France Pennant, 1958

Painted Fabrics Butterfly Costume, c.1920-1930

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

Horrockses Fashions dress worn by Mavis Bimson, 1948-9

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

'Nature Painting' by Keith Tyson, 2008

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

Hexham Tans, c.early-mid 19th century

Bessemer Covertor, 1934

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

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