Revolutionary Objects

A portrait of a tall-ship being tugged into a harbour by a small steam ship at sunset.
Delve into our collection of artworks, objects and archive materials about events, people and ideas that shaped our modern world

Revolutionary Themes

Explore the Age of Revolution by theme - from war and the international order through social, cultural, political, economic and technological revolutions

About us - our project, team and partners

Find out about the people and organisations behind this web resource and our wider work.

The Apprehensive Man

Revolutionary Collection: The Apprehensive Man

Toronto's Apprehensive Man sculpture marks the arrival of thousands of starving Irish migrants in 1847

an animation of four people in an early balloon

Watch our new Age of Revolution animation

See our fantastic new animaton made with primary school pupils.

Join the Maker Revolution

A new opportunity for schools responding to the theme of ‘Revolution’.