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

Rugby Ball, 1897

Five Neolithic Roughout Axes, c.4500-2000 BC

J. D. Carr’s Waistcoat c.1840s

'Nature Painting' by Keith Tyson, 2008

Rothbury Shrovetide Football, c.late 19th century

Tour de France Pennant, 1958

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

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

PSS Wingfield Castle, 1934

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

Bessemer Covertor, 1934

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

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

Northumberland Small Pipes c.1805

Cotton Queen Dress, 1930

Blackpool Tower Circus Poster, 1946

Billy- Early Locomotive, 1816

Johnson's Motorcycle, 1901

Model of Bermuda Floating Dock, 1901

Blackpool Illuminations Switch-on Switch c.1930s

'Iron and Coal' by William Bell Scott, 1861

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

Piano Belonging to Delius c.19th century

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

Myford 3" Type Lathe, 1946

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

Cloisonné Vase Lamp, 1880

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

'Oldham Panorama' by Squire Knott, 1876

'Silver Moonlight' by Atkinson Grimshaw, 1880

Bar of Sunlight Soap, 1889

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

Shepherd's Plaid, c.1950

Samuel Crompton's Spinning Mule c.1800

Peppered Moth c.1800s

The Codex Amiatinus, 692AD

Sans Pareil, 1829

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

Pride by David Mellor, 1958

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

Blackett Hutton Rotary Drilling Machine c.1885

Nissan Bluebird, 1986

Calf Mould, c.8th century

Horrockses Fashions dress worn by Mavis Bimson, 1948-9

Anne Lister's Travel Case, c.1820s

Bloss, the 1st Airdale Terrier, 1887

The Middleham Jewel c.15th century

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

Doncaster Gold Cup, 1779

Blackham’s Hill Hauler Engine, 1826

Angel of the North Maquette, 1997

Starvationer, c.1880s

Studio Glass by Keith Cummings, 2010

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

Bottle of Fluothane TM Anaesthetic, 1951

Liquorice Stamp, 1860-1890

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

Joseph Swan Plaque, 1931

Liverpool Overhead Railway Motor Coach No.3, 1892

Turbinia, 1894

Painted Fabrics Butterfly Costume, c.1920-1930

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

St. Christopher Statue c.14th century

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

Hexham Tans, c.early-mid 19th century

Coloured Window Glass, 675AD

Annfield Plain Co-operative Society Building, 1874

Siege Coin, 1648

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

North East Coast Exhibition Plate, 1929

Pair of Cotton Cops, 1735-1885

Skelmanthorpe Flag, 1819

Memorial Glass of the Hartley Pit Disaster c.1862

Dorothy Wordsworth’s Grasmere Journal, 1800-1803

The Musical Stones of Skiddaw, 1840

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

The FA Cup, 1896

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

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

Lighthouse Tower, 1871

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

Ballot Box, 1872

Tram 114, 1901

Iron Age Chariot Burial c.200 BC

Price List for Work-Scissors Putting Together, 1817

Grace Darling's Coble, c. 1828

Roman Windowhead, 163AD

World War II Searchlight, 1940

Salt's Pattern Book, 1853

Hattersley Loom c.19th century

Carlisle Spedding's Steel Mill, c.1800s

Astral Navigations- Holyground Records, 1971

Hyde Chartist Bell, 1848

Rhubarb Splitting Tool, 2009

The Quintet, 1898-1911

Crucible Furnace c.early 1800s

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

Mine Cage from Hodbarrow Mines c. 19th century

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

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