Saturday, November 24, 2012

The weird and wonderful come to the Museum!

Today the museum and library joined in with Wakefield's Victorian Christmas Festival.

The wonderfully crazy Palace of Curiosities delighted visitors with tales of their collection of exhibits.  Cleopatra's hand, a unicorn's horn, two-headed pig and even a mermaid were displayed in the museum.

The Palace of Curiosities - would you trust these men?

Mermaid-flavoured rum, anyone?
Getting close to the exhibits - perhaps a little too close for comfort!
Meanwhile, storyteller Sue Allonby was telling tall tales by the Victorian Fireside.  Families loved listening to - and taking part in - her interactive tales.
Storytelling in the Front Room

Storytelling by the hearth

1 comment:

  1. We enjoyed sharing our curiosities with you and wish your museum all the best in your new home.


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