A few years ago in Cornwall
I spotted a 2 headed piglet in ajar, apparently it didn't live long, i was fascinated my vegan friend wasn't
Before "The Event", aesthetes occasionally visited museums as a low-cost way to ingest some culture. Those vaults of bygone curios still exist, and their staff have had an ingenious idea in this age of isolation – public Twitter throwdowns over which establishment has the best exhibit on various themes. The weekly hashtag " …
Meh... I know Radboud University in Nijmegen still has its old Pathological collection.
If the Anatomical Museum, showing off what the finest of surgical hands can produce in displays of the human anotomy how it should look, the Pathological Museum has all the Stuff That Went Wrong.... And the usual 18th/early 19thC Curiosa to boot.
You do have to book in advance though, it's only open on appointment.. And... not everyone manages the full exhibit... 3:-)
Could have been at the old Potter Museum at Jamaica Inn, unfortunately long gone (I was there on the last day of opening). Lots of bad Victorian taxidermy - there's a nice collection of photos here: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/sep/13/curious-world-walter-potter-pictures-taxidermist-victorian
Strangely, the Witchcraft Museum at Boscastle hasn't participated in this competition (yet) to my knowledge.
Growing up in the suburbs of Washington DC, school field trips were common. Two exhibits I remember after half a century.
The Army Medical Museum (now the National Museum of Health and Medicine) had an amputated leg from a patient with elephantiasis.
The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center had a live cow with a hole where you could look into its stomach (link is to a similar study program)
"The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center had a live cow with a hole where you could look into its stomach (link is to a similar study program)"
I know from experience that this (at a different location) was still on offer for school field trips, as recently as last year.
As soon as you said "Medical Museum" it is certain the horrors wouldbe unleashed...
I remember doing a high school assignment at the local hospital and rummaging through their collection. The creepiest thing I recall was the trachea of a child who had chocked on a marble. The marble was of course, still on its final location.
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