The Brits know the British Museum has mummified cats, which remind the modern world of the ancient Egypt and Roman Empire. However, the odd tales of cats were also popular in the British Museum. The below tales are circled even today, thanks to the London administration of the times gone by.
When you tour British Museum nowadays, you are in the “Cats Paradise” alongside crocodile prop and other sculptures. If you were a curator in ancient London, you would have to curate areas where the cat meows. In fact, a museum notice reads: “It is strictly forbidden to feed cats in this area. The authorized feeding place is at the B.M. Site by the builders skip.”
This notice board was no disguised prank made on the common public. No tourist sees cats in the British Museum now, but it seems that the ancient curators had spotted stray cats in there. It is even said that from 1970 to the millennial era, the British Museum had stray cats all over the place. The museum curators did not mind the stray cats, maybe because cats have nine lives and they freak out the rats.
Odd it may seem to the Brits, the tales of stray cats had been archived as newspaper clippings in the British Museum archives. The museum archives even have a box labeled “Cats Welfare Society 1907 to 1993.” The box is full of conversations, untapped calls, and a few paper clippings.
It may seem odd to discover tales like these in the British Museum, but they are real. The cats found their way into the British Museum on their own and not through a tour pass. Between 1950s and 1970s, stray cats used to patrol in London and the archives say that some stray cats toured British Museum for shelter.
In fact, the museum curators volunteered to track down pets and curate their population, and the Cats Welfare Society was formed to protect the kittens. Yet today, very few pets meow in the London museum. There is a quietness that surrounds the museum inside and the kind of sights that hold tourists in bated breath. The kind of which, as one paper say, cats caught airborne pigeons in the 1993 London.