Curiosity

Rules and Regulations

Rules and regulations for visitors to the museum were drafted by E.R. Langworthy in 1850 and included: 'no person shall be admitted who is in a state of intoxication, or uncleanly in his person or dress, nor shall any playing, gaming, betting, swearing, smoking, or refreshments be permitted; and any person offending against these rules, or otherwise misconducting himself, shall not be allowed to remain on the premises'.

Also listed were: 'no person shall be allowed to touch any specimen in the museum, except by permission of the curator; visitors must pay the amount of any damage or injury incurred. Finally, the curator may, at his discretion, admit or refuse admittance to children who are not in charge of their parents or friends, taking proper precautions for preventing them from doing mischief'.