The Riddell Museum

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The Riddell Museum
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AndyMatthews (talk) 00:54, 21 January 2022 (UTC)
the Riddell Museum

Rolt Heights [84,18]

Club Cosenes Bromilow Library Horder Avenue School
Windle Crescent the Riddell Museum a warehouse
Silverius General Hospital Fanning Cinema Gillman Road Railway Station

Basic Info:

  • Museums have a wide range of different collections and exhibitions, although previously they were not lootable. Nowadays, different decorative items may be found there.
  • Generally, the descriptions found in Museums fall along the lines of "…currently displaying a(n) exhibition/installation/collection of _____________"
  • Museums can be barricaded normally.

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You are inside the Riddell Museum, currently displaying an exhibition of scientific history.

You finally figure out the complex lock bolting the main doors, enter, and quickly bar them behind you. A giant DNA helix and a rocket (a Blue Streak ICBM) hang from the vaulted ceiling. Piles of debris, benches, vending machines, and other braces buttress the windows and one large section of wall. A large metal flying saucer has been jammed into a gap behind the various flotsam and jetsam of Malton's former civility. The saucer almost seems to fit.

The muffled drone of distant generators and the faint acrid smell of chemicals hangs in the air.

A black peg-board placard is set on a tripod stand located prominently by the museum entrance. Its plain white characters are arranged to read, "Welcom 5urvIvor! d0nt touCh the xp3rimEnts!" with upside down letter 'i's used for exclamation points.

The entire building suddenly quakes as you feel the rumble of an explosion resonate from below your feet, possible from the museum's basement. Moments later silt in the air settles all around you.

A brain suspended inside a glass jar in some unknown clear fluid. A label below the exhibit reads: "BRAIN STATUS: NOT DEAD". A second later it seems to pulsate.


The Riddell Museum is an old Scientific History museum located in the suburb of Rolt Heights. Built in the early 1950s, the museum was part of a project to encourage local interest in the sciences. The "Think Science" Project included the Fanning Cinema (designed as a Planetarium at the time) and Bromilow Library; All located within easy access of Gillman Station. The museum houses a collection of oddities ranging from the strange to the bizarre.

Today the museum is home to dozens of experiments and scientists seeking a better understanding and possible solution to the plague independently from NecroTech.

Barricade Policy

The Riddell Museum is to be kept Extremely Heavily barricaded at all times to protect the valuable equipment and instruments and to maintain control for the experiments currently in progress. The building should be powered at all times.

Note to Scientists: There is a hidden generator, refrigerator and electric hotplate for temperature sensitive conditions, but requests must be made here for your proposed experiment to be deemed critical enough to be secured at this valuable point.


Current Status

EHB --Squibman 03:32, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

July 2nd, 2006 - "The current NT experiments have yielded no significant data, and we see few new opportunities for research. Spider mentioned a new angle, but she's off digging for info in an NT Building. Her assistant mentioned something about the "Space is Yours!" exhibit on the second floor... Jeff's improved still is working nicely; Now, if we could grab enough of those grain drops for food AND to feed the mashpot... we wouldn't be so hungry." --Raystanwick 05:17, 2 July 2006 (BST)