In the Horniman

We work at the Horniman Museum and Gardens' stores and come across all manner of interesting, unusual and fascinating finds.
Here we share a few we like with you, but there are lots more listed on our website.


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This week we have been looking at a lot of animal traps and cages. This is a cricket cage, from Japan. Crickets were kept so that people could listen to their song.
(object no. 24.181)

This week we have been looking at a lot of animal traps and cages. This is a cricket cage, from Japan. Crickets were kept so that people could listen to their song.

(object no. 24.181)

— 10 months ago with 31 notes

#cage  #cricket  #Japan  #wood  #insect  #music 
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    WOW! A music box! In other words, a cricket cage from Japan. Thank you for the information: (object no. 24.181)
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