A portrait of a tall-ship being tugged into a harbour by a small steam ship at sunset.

Revolutionary collection

Delve into our online gallery of over 100 revolutionary objects, from the first passenger train to the grisly guillotine, carefully selected from museums and galleries across the UK.

Revolutionary themes

Explore the extraordinary people, ideas and events of the Age of Revolution through our four key themes.

A colour print of a large hot air balloon, the balloon is blue and decorated with gold faces, cherubs, lions and eagles.

In the classroom

Choose from our range of tried-and-tested historical enquiries, creative challenges, activities and ideas, to bring learning to life across the curriculum, for all ages

The Age of Revolution Timeline

Journey through 70 years of extraordinary, people, ideas, events and fascinating objects with the Age of Revolution timeline.

Peterloo graphic novel cover

Order your free Schools' Edition of the Peterloo Graphic Novel

A special free schools' edition of the Peterloo graphic novel is available now for use in the classroom.

Mary Wollenstoncraft caricature

Age of Revolution Top Trumps – available FREE to schools

A unique set of Top Trumps featuring 30 radical and revolutionary figures from the Age of Revolution.

Cooke and Wheatstone 5-needle telegraph

Revolutionary Object: The electronic telegraph

Where instant messaging all began...

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