Curios from the Collection

August 10, 2021

Flying fish from the Civil War era. Jetpacks with dolls. Planes in a bottle. As with any museum, only a fraction of The Museum of Flight’s collection is on display. In today’s episode, members of the Museum’s Collections team discuss some of the curios they’ve come across during their work, all of which are features on The Museum of Flight’s Collections Instagram.


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Here are links to the individual objects featured in today’s episode.

Flying Fish Airship:

Airplane in a Bottle:

Rocketbelt and Doll:

Vintage Rocket Meet Photos:

“Pilot” Certificate:

Dunking Sense Manual:

The Moon:


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Want more collections? Check out the Collections Miniseries, starting with this episode that features the smallest object in the Museum’s collection.


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Topics: Storytelling, fun, Collections, technology, Moon Landing, Pacific, Scale Models

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