The Bratt Museum
|The Bratt Museum|
|the Bratt Museum
Pegton [83, 54]
A grand, grey-stone building with a flight of steps leading to the entrance portico.
An art museum with a difference, the Bratt Museum specialised in exhibiting unwanted children from across Malton, and in particular those who were found to be so spoilt, self-centred and untameable that neither their natural parents nor any foster parents were capable of tolerating their excesses and antics.
These children were collected by Pegtonian anthropologist Collum Bratt, starting in the mid 19th-century (when buying children was less frowned-upon than today), who declared: "If yous huv any wee bairns that ye cannae abide nae more, bring yon wean tae me, an ah wull find the wee scunner a hame."
In his old age, Bratt set up his eponymous Foundation to ensure his work continued, and exhibitions of captive oiks and drama queens were held right up until the outbreak. It is thought most of the exhibits were able to escape and continue their former foul behaviour by biting, screaming and scratching any incautious adult who came too close.
For Future Help, recording a date to the building status is recommended.
10 July, 2007: Unknown at this time. --Bono Landy 17:28, 10 July 2007 (BST)