Collection Highlights

A Deadly Cargo

In the autumn of 1635, a ship docked at the Norfolk port of Yarmouth. It probably looked little different from the many other ships which plied their trade across the southern North Sea, between...

SGS Weathervane

This item is not in the museum, but rather on it. When walking past the museum, many may have noticed a ship perched upon the roof. That ship is in fact a weathervane. The weathervane...

An ‘Instrument of Torture’

Placed on the top of the Shell Cabinet in the Turner Gallery this small, 150 x 100, frame contains an ‘Instrument of Torture’. The caption tells us where it came from and who had...

Armes & Memoires of ffamilies in Lincolnshire

Maurice Johnson "Armes & Memoires of ffamilies in Lincolnshire. Collected from Authentick Records, Rolls, MSS, & other Monuments of Antiquity & Creditt, & Authors cited" This is an exceptional example of early eighteenth-century antiquarian practice....

Astronomy in the Early Minutes

Astronomy in the Early Minutes The Society’s collection includes a three inch reflecting telescope, a photograph of which graces the front cover of this Annual Report.   It was bought in 1761, clearly for use by...