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

The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guests donate to a virtual museum. 91 episodes (pilot + 15 series), 2007 - 2020. Stars John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Gallery 16 commissioned.


asks Prof. Frank Close a question concerning his donation - Nothing.

So, what is the opposite of "Nothing"? Is it "Anything", "Something" or "Everything"?

Bill Bailey in Gallery 1, Episode 3
Talking to Bertrand Russell.

'A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.' And what he's trying to say there, is...

Bill Bailey in Gallery 1, Episode 6
A sample list of exhibits suggested by the audience during the first series.

"A Faberge hen."

"The smell of Thursday."

"The jump leads from the Big Bang."

"The bulb for the light at the end of the tunnel."

"A compass showing which locations are up and which are down: e.g. Going down to London."

"The feasibility study and risk assessment documents for Stonehenge."

"Thomas Edison's electricity bill."

"The straw that broke the camel's back."

"A machine which creates ideas for really good new radio shows (Signed: Leonardo da Vinci - Age 9)."

"The diary of the man who first saw a cow's backside and thought, 'Time to roll your sleeves up!'"