We post daily on Instagram, it is a great way of keeping up with our latest sales, events and store finds.
Lots of lovely goodies from @yorkdungeon We have been discussing some cool things with them :) If you've not been, go! #dungeon #creepy #york #yorkdungeon #thedungeons
New and old some of the fresh in items this week. Mounted human rib, mounted human foot bone, shot glasses and a small apothecary style cabinet. So much more! Here until 5 today. #medical #human #skeleton #skull #curios #decor
Opossums have the most teeth of any mammal in North America. So many teeth. People keep guessing it's a dog monkey. 😂
I've had these ages and just found them again. I have to choose which are going in the museum and which will be put up for sale. They are all postcards from the Bramber Museum, Walter Potter's museum featuring taxidermy. Speaking of taxidermy we have classes coming up! Book now as spaces are filling! If you want to leave a deposit to hold a space for you, and pay the rest on the day, that's allowed, just let me know.
Sorted! Here until 5 except for the school run :)
I'm a genius. Not really, I can't find the shop keys to unlock the door. As soon as I find the keys business will resume as usual 😂😂
Someone posted this through our letter box. I assume they're angry that our shop has taxidermy animals in it. Specifically the foxes they can see in the window. The foxes are over 80 years old, shall I go put them back in the forest? I'm not sure what is offensive about antique and vintage taxidermy. I'm not sure what makes people assume we are killing or harming things for our business. How do people expect us to respond? How can I respect the rights of a creature that died before my parents were born? I believe that taxidermy IS a respectful thing and the rights activists are wasting time fighting against antiques since the lives are lost and modern society doesn't do things the same way now. But now we have one, one person who was angry enough to scribble on a paper as if that would make a difference. Person if you're looking, our full ethical statement can be seen on our website and we are kind and approachable people who would happily discuss any concerns. In the mean time, we have recycled your memo. :)
New diaphonized specimens are in the shop. Working hard getting orders out today and tomorrow, send us a message if you're worried about your parcel. ❤️ #curios #natural history #preservations #interiordesign
I love these little handmade beads from New Guinea. There's so many more little bits than you can see from the photos!
But how big is the duck? Haha
New mini head mount available. Will fit in the smallest of British homes. ;)
Nice large set of wise monkeys, these are carved of wood and are really wonky and wonderful. We are open until 5 :)
Love to stop and listen to some music in Kings Square. Local performer Charlie Swainston is one of P's favourites.
I love that this dude had the courtesy to put his arms in the death position for us. Cutest foetal fox :)
Some of the little gift type bits in the shop. We are open until 5, stop in and say hi!
Modern wooden mask, really nice wall decor. Probably not best on a pink wall :)
Ends at midnight!!! 20% off!
We love these carved horn birds and similar carvings from horn. They're just cool :)
The most British thing ever. That time someone forgot a cup of tea in the outside doorway of our shop. They never came back for it 😂
That old shop feels like a long ago dream, but will always be where our dreams began. We must celebrate it with a thanks to you guys who made it happen and keep making it happen. 20% off sale on our website through Wednesday at midnight! No minimums! Pandora's Boxes are included! Get yourself something great. New items being added to the website tonight as well. ( edited twice because I kept messing up lol)