Which museum first handed their Twitter account over to an animal? Whoever it was, they were pioneers in the field. Because there are now an abundance of them.
Oisin (pronounced ‘o-sheen’) rules the roost in Warwickshire. He is a Giant Irish Deer who lives in the Market Hall Museum in Warwick. Although officially extinct, Oisin is very much alive and kicking on Twitter @OisinTheDeer.
Thanks to @JackShoulder for pointing out that @GlassJarOfMoles proudly resides at the Grant Museum.* The highly esteemed Haslemere Educational Museum is lucky to have Siberian @Arthur_the_bear as their mascot. At the Natural History Museum in London, a 20 tonne Diplodocus Carnegii looks after proceedings. @NHM_Dippy is 150, 000, 107 years young.
Special mention must also go to @kidsinmuseums who celebrated their 10th Birthday at the Royal Academy last night. Their Twitter account, which is run by the prolific @MarDixon, features a beautiful Quentin Blake illustration of a mammoth.
Did I miss any out? Let me know @davementi
*Thanks also to @ShapaBegum, @steveslack, @tonybutler1 and @AboutLondon for pointers!