Friday, May 29, 2009
Laverstone Museum of Junk
The Museum of Junk on Irongate is a must-visit for any discerning tourist to Laverstone. Founded in 1997 by Emma Ginsberg, it celebrates everything we used to value from marbles to plastic daleks; a mobile phone that you had to carry a suitcase for to a battery operated 45rpm record player in red and cream plastic. Everything you never needed, in fact.
Emma is generally happy to sell anything you find in the shop, with the exception of the full size statue of an angel in the lobby, or the well in room three. In the case of the latter, she claims the ‘not for sale’ sign is because she doesn’t want the trouble of moving a 75-feet deep hole. Anything else is available for purchase.
Rumour has it that in 2004 she sold her daughter’s cat off the front counter, though this has never been proven. Certainly the cat has never been seen since.