The Steps of Life

Selection of images illustrating on the idea that one’s life can be thought of as divisible into distinct stages….more

The Monster (1903)

A 1903 film directed by French filmmaker Georges Méliès and, as is common with his films, starring the man himself. The story centres on the chaotic, and ultimate…more

The Brain of Charles Babbage (1909)

Plates from a “Description of the Brain of Mr. Charles Babbage, F.R.S” published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (1909)….more

The Spirit Photographs of William Hope

These photographs of ‘spirits’ are taken from an album of photographs unearthed in a Lancashire second-hand and antiquarian bookshop by one of the Museum’s curators…more

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