Object of the Week, 24 June

Our Object of the Week, recently donated, bids fair to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest object in the Museum. It is called ‘The Young Man’s Book of Knowledge’, and was published in 1769, which makes it exactly 250 years old. It comes in six parts: God, Theology, Natural Philosophy, Geography, Geometry and Astronomy, Music and Vibration!

Object of the Week, 20 May

Our Object this week is a recently donated Ferguson record player from the classic era of vinyl. It has the usual 33, 45 and 78 rpm speeds, and its own speaker, but includes a socket for headphone listening. A radio is also attached. We now have a range of record playing devices, from an early wind-up gramophone to a 1950s radiogram.