Tagged with cabinet of curiosities

St Thomas’s Old Operating Theatre

St Thomas’s Old Operating Theatre

This is a wonderful, haunting but small museum, a place that should make you fall down and give thanks to whoever you believe in that modern medicine exists. It’s in the attic to provide maximum light for operations. Everything is so small, especially the operating table which I doubt would be long enough for me. … Continue reading

The Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum

This is a wonderful venue in the far south of London which is home to the collections of a single man, so provides us with not just an incredible amount of items, from stuffed animals to cultural artefacts, to music instruments, and a room full of international curiosities, a dinosaur room and a small aquarium. … Continue reading

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

This is in the rear of the Natural History museum, and in a way one of my favourite, because it hasn’t been multi-mediated and explained within an inch of its life. It is cluttered, poorly labeled at times, but utterly fascinating, in some parts due to the sheer number of similar items all crammed into … Continue reading