Taking inspiration from Twitter's #MuseumRainbow here is a colourful tour of our plastics collection
A pair of candle holders made from high impact polystyrene.
An elephant shaped napkin ring from the 1940s, made from cast phenolic.
Salad servers from the 1970s, made from urea formaldehyde
A cheese dish , made from poly methyl methacrylate
A set of dolls house furniture from the 1960s, made from cellulose acetate
An air freshener holder from 1960s, made from polythene
Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain
You may remember this rhyme to remember the colours of the rainbow from school - this describes the outcome of the Battle of Wakefield in 1460 which took place at Sandal Castle. The duke of York lost his head in this battle.