Unfortunately, we can’t actually go to museums in person right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some of their objects online.

And this little experiment turned out to be a lot of fun.

This tweet from the Yorkshire Museum in England challenged museum curators to share their creepiest objects on Twitter for everyone to enjoy.

And this epic curator battle turned out to be a lot of fun!

Let’s see what curators from other museums picked out of their collections to give us the creeps.

1. Anyone care for some teeth?

I’ll pass on these, thanks.

2. Doesn’t look like any mermaid I’ve ever seen.

That’s some nightmare fuel right there.

3. Crabs playing ards.

From the Victorian era.

4. This doll must be cursed.

There’s no question about it.

5. Peas in a terrifying pod.

This will haunt your dreams.

6. Sooooo weird.

And downright creepy.

7. Unidentified object.

It’s in a jar, so you know it’s scary.

8. For breaking evil spells.

Because you just never know…

9. Let’s get witchy.

Get out the pigeon heart…


I wouldn’t allow this thing in my house. Would you?

11. That is disturbing.

And it looks very painful.

12. The grin of the executioner.

Scary stuff…sleep tight…

Those objects are really creepy. And pretty cool!

Now we want to hear from all of you out there.

What’s the weirdest/creepiest thing you’ve ever seen in a museum before?

Please share with us in the comments!