Thursday, April 14, 2016

Welcome back two headed pig!

One of the Museum's most curious objects has returned!  For many years, it was on loan at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth in their "Curiosities" display.  This loan started after the 2004 flood when they assisted the Museum greatly with conservation.

So many visitors ask about the pig which they can remember from their previous visits (some people remember it being here when they were children in the 1960s, 1970s etc.).  We're happy to have it back and we decided to put it in the curses section of the Museum.  According to one of Cecil Williamson's texts, the unfortunate piglet was born after its mother bit a local wise woman and was cursed by her.  To accommodate it, we had to have a bit of a move around in curses: here are some photos of the new display.