We were searching for a puppet museum in a small town called Wilmington. But first we stumbled across a toy museum. It had lots of old toys from the 1950’s to the 1990’s.
We saw the original make of Thunderbird 2 as well as some Meccano, Lego, cars, trucks, boats and a Barbie doll van with lots of naked Barbies inside. After that, the owners took us out to see their collection of old Willies jeeps and Land Rovers. They also advised that we go to the Clare hobbies festival, ‘Hobbies Alive’.
We left the toy museum and continued our search for the puppet museum. A little way down the road, we saw a sign outside a big shed saying ‘Puppet Museum’. We entered and the first puppet I saw was Harry Potter! The owner greeted us and explained about he and his wife’s passion for collection puppets.
After putting our gold coin donation in the donations box, he took us inside the room with the puppet collection. Here is a list of some of the different puppets. Harry Potter, the Cookie Monster, Freddo Frog, Big Bird, Geoff Tracy, a Golliwog, Merlin, some Muppet puppets, Shrek, a fall apart skeleton puppet, B1 and B2, Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs, some boxing puppets and a gazillion Punch and Judys.
Goodbye from Sam.