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Memorial Glass of the Hartley Pit Disaster c.1862

Pair of Cotton Cops, 1735-1885

Billy- Early Locomotive, 1816

Mine Cage from Hodbarrow Mines c. 19th century

Price List for Work-Scissors Putting Together, 1817

Liverpool Overhead Railway Motor Coach No.3, 1892

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

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

Astral Navigations- Holyground Records, 1971

Blackham’s Hill Hauler Engine, 1826

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

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

Lighthouse Tower, 1871

Liquorice Stamp, 1860-1890

Painted Fabrics Butterfly Costume, c.1920-1930

Hattersley Loom c.19th century

Johnson's Motorcycle, 1901

'Iron and Coal' by William Bell Scott, 1861

Siege Coin, 1648

Peppered Moth c.1800s

Five Neolithic Roughout Axes, c.4500-2000 BC

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

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

Annfield Plain Co-operative Society Building, 1874

The Codex Amiatinus, 692AD

Hexham Tans, c.early-mid 19th century

Rothbury Shrovetide Football, c.late 19th century

St. Christopher Statue c.14th century

Studio Glass by Keith Cummings, 2010

Tram 114, 1901

Piano Belonging to Delius c.19th century

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

Blackett Hutton Rotary Drilling Machine c.1885

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

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

Rugby Ball, 1897

North East Coast Exhibition Plate, 1929

The Musical Stones of Skiddaw, 1840

World War II Searchlight, 1940

Cloisonné Vase Lamp, 1880

Coloured Window Glass, 675AD

Salt's Pattern Book, 1853

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

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

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

The Middleham Jewel c.15th century

Myford 3" Type Lathe, 1946

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

Shepherd's Plaid, c.1950

Nissan Bluebird, 1986

Bloss, the 1st Airdale Terrier, 1887

Pride by David Mellor, 1958

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

Tour de France Pennant, 1958

Anne Lister's Travel Case, c.1820s

Crucible Furnace c.early 1800s

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

Bar of Sunlight Soap, 1889

Bottle of Fluothane TM Anaesthetic, 1951

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

J. D. Carr’s Waistcoat c.1840s

Samuel Crompton's Spinning Mule c.1800

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

Turbinia, 1894

Dorothy Wordsworth’s Grasmere Journal, 1800-1803

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

Roman Windowhead, 163AD

Calf Mould, c.8th century

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

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

Iron Age Chariot Burial c.200 BC

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

Blackpool Tower Circus Poster, 1946

The Quintet, 1898-1911

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

Horrockses Fashions dress worn by Mavis Bimson, 1948-9

Sans Pareil, 1829

'Silver Moonlight' by Atkinson Grimshaw, 1880

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

PSS Wingfield Castle, 1934

'Nature Painting' by Keith Tyson, 2008

Rhubarb Splitting Tool, 2009

Grace Darling's Coble, c. 1828

Cotton Queen Dress, 1930

Bessemer Covertor, 1934

Northumberland Small Pipes c.1805

Doncaster Gold Cup, 1779

'Oldham Panorama' by Squire Knott, 1876

Hyde Chartist Bell, 1848

Blackpool Illuminations Switch-on Switch c.1930s

Starvationer, c.1880s

Skelmanthorpe Flag, 1819

Joseph Swan Plaque, 1931

Angel of the North Maquette, 1997

Carlisle Spedding's Steel Mill, c.1800s

The FA Cup, 1896

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

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

Ballot Box, 1872

Model of Bermuda Floating Dock, 1901

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