Curious trinkets piquing interest at Rustington Museum

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INTRIGUING items have been piquing the interests of curious musuem-goers in Rustington this month.

The Rustington Museum, in The Street, has unveiled its latest display which features a plethora of weird and wonderful exhibits.

Jessica Petit, curator at the Rustington Museum, with some of the relics at the new cabinet of curiosity display SUS-150122-150513001

Jessica Petit, curator at the Rustington Museum, with some of the relics at the new cabinet of curiosity display SUS-150122-150513001

There is everything from Boer War military photos, rescued from junk shops, to a mock-up of a human skull and old spectacles from a 20th-century artist who lived in Manor House, Rustington.

The exhibition, entitled The Cabinet of Curiosity, was the brain child of museum curator, Jessica Petit. She said: “Cabinets of curiosity is quite a hot topic in museums at the moment. But I’m not the only one to do it. Throughout the country, a lot of museums are doing it. It’s an opportunity to use pieces from our collections which might not be used.”

She said the idea was inspired by museum’s of old, where wealthy explorers and private collectors would display interesting artefacts and treasures from their trails across the globe.

The display will run all this year.

For details, call 01903 788478.