Two headed baby on a piano at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Seattle, Washington

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Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Seattle, Washington is a must-see destination for lovers of the weird.

The novelty shop and oddity museum has been around since 1899. It was opened that year by Joseph Edward Standley (1854-1940) and has been operated by his family ever since.

Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington

Stop in to pick out a peculiar (or not so peculiar) Seattle souvenir or admire the collections of shrunken heads, two-headed animals, mummies, antiques, preserved creatures, skulls, skeletons, jackalopes, antiques, and mermaids.

Look for “Petri-Fido” a petrified dog, the Fiji Mermaid, “Medical Ed” the educational human head, the Freak Pig with extra limbs, and Sylvester and Sylvia, the shop’s famous mummies.

The shop has changed locations over the years, most recently in 2016 (after these photos were taken), but the spirit of the shop has always lived on.

Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Jolly Jack at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Jolly Jack
Shrunken heads at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Shrunken heads
Stillborn Fawn at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Stillborn Fawn
Two-headed calf at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Two-headed calf
Two-headed baby at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Two-headed baby
Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Medical Ed
Petri-fido at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Petri-fido
Mummified man at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Mummified man
Freak pig at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Freak pig
Mummified man at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Mummified man
Shrunken torso at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Shrunken torso
Shrunken heads at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Shrunken heads
Walrus skull and tusk at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Walrus skull and tusk
Giant clam shell at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Giant clam shell
Mer man at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Mer man
Skinny Stubbs at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Skinny Stubbs
Porcupine Fish at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Porcupine Fish
Siamese twin calves at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Siamese twin calves
Racoon, human head, and rare Chinese two-man gun at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Racoon, human head, and rare Chinese two-man gun
Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Jackalope at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Jackalope
Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Two headed baby on a piano at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Two headed baby on a piano
Stillborn fawn at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Stillborn fawn
Two-headed animal at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Two-headed animal
Small skeleton at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Small skeleton
Freak Pig at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Freak Pig
Freak Pig at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Freak Pig
Two-headed animal at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington
Two-headed animal

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

Address: Pier 54, 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11am – 6pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am – 9pm
Cost: Free to See, Souvenirs Cost Extra

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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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