Totnes Museum looks quite small on the outside but proves to be a bit of a Tardis on the inside with three floors of artefacts culminating in an exhibit dedicated to the Granddaddy of computing Charles Babbage. What really stuck in my head though was the creepy faceless dummies in a room which was a replica of an old-timey children's nursery complete with a rocking horse and an old school desk.
I find mannequins in general quite freaky but these just weirded me out. The one on the horse in particular looks like he's having way too much fun for someone who has no facial features. I suppose the facelessness would at least alleviate some of the guilt of defending myself in the event of the dummies coming to life, which I imagine happens on full moons and the first day of department store sales.
P.S. Rumour has it they can be killed by sticking a silver dressmaker's pin in the back of their neck.
Mark is a freelance writer specialising in gadgets, mobile technology and television. He mainly writes for other people but has two websites of his own, one is a blog about all things futuristic the other a children's poetry site.