History of Science

J.Castarelli Paper Scales

Scales for weighing paper and/or fabric in ounces per square yard or grams per square metre. Manufactured by J. Castarelli & Son. This came to the Museum from the Department of Treasury and Finance.

Collection Overview

This History of Science Collection (previously known as the Industrial History Collection) is made of a diverse mix of items related to industrial processes.

The biggest component of the collection is weaponry — most notably firearms from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as daggers and swords. There are several hundred weapons in the History of Science Collection.

It also includes relics from English buildings, protective clothing and armour, and cooper equipment. A selection of items can be seen in the Information Centre on Level 1.

This collection is accessed by external researchers studying military history.