The Egham Museums Trust
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Fish-tailed monkey “mermaids.” A snuff box for storing pubic hair. Enough creepy dolls to fill a haunted schoolhouse.

With their doors closed due to the pandemic, museums in the UK and beyond have been taking to Twitter to showcase the most terrifying items in their collections, and it might be enough to make you glad to be safe at home.

England’s Yorkshire Museum threw down the gauntlet on April 17 by sharing a bun of human hair which once crowned the head of a Roman woman.

Berlin’s Deutsches Historisches Museum launched itself into #CURATORBATTLE by sharing a very on-trend plague mask, while Canada’s PEI Museum led a charge of cursed children’s toys.

The PEI Museum’s one-eyed “Wheelie” boasts strange kinetic powers, England’s Norwich Castle’s tiny pincushion is filled with infant h