Our book

We’re very excited to announce the publication of our new museum book.

After a painstaking selection process, months of debate (argument) over what to include, research, editing and photography, this fabulous book is about to hit the shelves in our gift shop.  Perfectly priced at £5, it’s an ideal gift, as well as an excellent accompaniment to your next visit to the museum.

Fifty objects from the museum’s collection have each been given a page to tell their story; an intensely personal possession, a groundbreaking piece of technology or a historically poignant memento – all take their place throughout this gorgeous publication.

From caltrops to carpets, bandoliers to pincushions and train tickets – you’ll gain a great glimpse of our amazing collection.

Hot off the press – our new book in production

“It’s been a real labour of love to assemble this publication,” says Museum Curator and Director, Lynda Powell.  “With tens of thousands of items in the museum collection, it’s been an interesting process. The images are amazing and we’ve purposely included a really diverse and eclectic mix of objects – some you can see on display in the museum, but many of which are held within our archives.  It’s a lovely reminder of the rich history we hold in our care.”

The book is available now from the gift shop and our online store.