Imagine rummaging through an archive and unwrapping this 👇
MC 490A: Broken Dolls head in many parts with fair hair c.1920
— Egham Museum (@EghamMuseum) April 17, 2020
Turn the creep up to 💯 and check out this iron mask that was exhibited in the @TowerOfLondon as an Executioner’s Mask. However, due to its grotesque appearance, we think it’s more likely part of an elaborate scold’s bridle – an iron muzzle designed for public humiliation 😱 pic.twitter.com/1nG4mMZRex
— Royal Armouries (@Royal_Armouries) April 17, 2020
However, for this #CURATORBATTLE for #CreepiestObject we are offering up not just one , but an entire case of them @ #CliffeCastle We have a Witches ball, Devil’s drumstick, comfit filled walking sticks, a couple of ‘protective charms’ and a heart studded with nails… pic.twitter.com/InNx7nR2Xi
— Bradford Museums & Galleries (@BradfordMuseums) April 17, 2020
STEP ASIDE ALL.
These are hand-made models of figures playing cards and of gold miners hauling gold nuggets to the surface. BUT the figures are made from crab’s legs and claws… Typical Victorians, they loved weird/creepy stuff. #CreepiestObject pic.twitter.com/A5NHiPGnVh
— York Castle Museum (@YorkCastle) April 17, 2020
— Maidstone Museum (@MaidstoneMuseum) April 17, 2020
Though tbf they once tried to sell it at a car boot when I was a kid. I bought it back cos I thought it was cool. pic.twitter.com/qSL96rQgS3
— Rosie Brigham (@rosie934) April 17, 2020
We offer this two-headed stone carving with eyes that follow you around the room!!
Video shows the camera moving from left to right revealing two faces carved into stone. pic.twitter.com/qGXpN25vEX
— Lynn Museum (@Lynn_Museum) April 17, 2020
— CoCA York (@COCAYork) April 17, 2020
Can I offer up the 18th century diving suit from Raahe museum in Finland? pic.twitter.com/mP9FqB9uly
— Chris Beresford (@OuluRover) April 17, 2020
— Lara Maiklem (London Mudlark) (@LondonMudlark) April 17, 2020
I’ll see your eye and raise you a box full of eyes.
— Michiel (@upstalbeam) April 21, 2020
We are not a museum, but we have so many creepy things in SOCH (a database for Swedish digital cultural heritage). One of my favourites: This cute little kitty cat (Speldosa, katt med harpa, 1906. Kulturen, CC BY-NC-ND). https://t.co/bSdazHIVX2 pic.twitter.com/ZDb2j9ug4v
— Larissa Borck (@Larissa_Borck) April 17, 2020