Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, Seattle

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Home of the weird, freaky, and curious, Ye Olde Curiosity Shop is a combined museum and gift store. We have collected quite the eclectic mix of treasures since we opened in 1899. We have interesting items for sale such as jewelry made with real insects, butterflies in frames, Russian nesting dolls. Our gift selection includes Seattle's own Glass Eye Studio's hand-blown ornaments and paperweights, as well as Northwest Native American hand-carved totem poles and masks.

Our collection of oddities and curiosities ranges from genuine mummies and shrunken heads (tsantsa), to freak farm animals such as two-headed cows, four-legged hens and piggies with two tails!
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  • Interesting place to walk through while strolling down the pier. It reminds me of Ripley's believe it or not. Some things strange and some creepy. Mummies, fossils. skeletons, weird things in general!...  more »
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  • Quite the interesting place! Definitely worth checking out. Has everything you could imagine and things you have never even knew existed! Staff was friendly and very helpful with our questions. Would totally recommend.
  • Ahh I gotta give Ye Olde Curiosity Shop five stars, just due to the famous reputation its established here in Seattle. For years I can remember coming here and always being entertained and somewhat disturbed at all the weird stuff in here. For sure a tourist trap but how can you pass up an opportunity to go look at one of the most bizarre stores around here? I think its a great place to check out and kill some time.

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