Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums' Science and Industry collection celebrates the region's vibrant history of innovation, enterprise and achievement and includes several world 'firsts'.
For example, the invention of the light bulb by Joseph Swan is marked at Discovery Museum by a collection of historic electric lamps.
The National Register of Archives contains information on the nature and location of manuscripts and historical records that relate to British history.
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering on The One Show with Sir Joseph Swan light bulbs (Newcastle University: 2009)
One of the First Electric Light Bulbs (BBC: A History of the World)
Solving the energy dilemma (Newcastle University: 2014)