The Museum Of Curiosity. John Lloyd. Copyright: BBC.

The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guest donate to a virtual museum. 85 episodes (pilot + 14 series), 2007 - 2019. Stars John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Next new episode is today at 6:30pm. Gallery 14, Episode 4
Catch-up on Episode 3 on BBC Sounds   Gallery 14, Episode 3 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra today at 5:30pm.

Gallery 7, Episode 1 - Meeting Thirty-Seven

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his new curator Phill Jupitus open up the Museum's seventh gallery. Donating the first exhibits are It Is Rocket Science's Helen Keen; the internet entrepreneur and founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales; and Ig Nobel Prize winning curator of the Natural History Museum of Rotterdam Kees Moeliker.

Further details

Jimmy Wales, the creator of Wikipedia, the largest reference work in the world, donates a mobile phone, brought in Kenya in the year 2019 for just £10. It would be a smartphone that would cause a revolution in the whole country.

Helen Keen, comedian and star of BBC Radio 4's It Is Rocket Science and the host of the Large Hadron Collider's first comedy gig, offers the Museum a crater on the dark side of the moon named John Whiteside "Jack" Parsons: brillant rocket scienist and devil worshipper.

Kees Moeliker, the curator of the Natural History Museum of Rotterdam, and winner of the Ig Nobel Prize for uncovering the homosexual necrophilic habits of mallards, provides a single pubic louse, because they are on the decline due to people shaving their pubic hair.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 6th October 2014
Time
6:30pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Phill Jupitus Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Helen Keen Guest
    Jimmy Wales Guest
    Kees Moeliker Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    Dan Schreiber Producer
    James Harkin Researcher
    Stevyn Colgan Researcher
    Paywall

    Supporters and subscribers get more

    Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

    • Broadcast details of 6 past repeats of this episode
    • BCG Pro Gold users can see additional crew credits  
      If you join BCG Pro Gold, you can see Researcher credits for this episode.

    Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

    Already a donor or Pro user?