Museum takes a hop back in time

A group of frogs shown eating at a diner is just one of the many odd scenes greeting visitors to the Frog Museum in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland.

The museum contains a collection of 108 stuffed frogs in scenes portraying everyday life in the 19th-century, which include frogs attending school, frogs playing dominoes, and even a frog riding a squirrel.

They were created in the mid-19th century by Francois Perrier, a former soldier who collected and preserved the frogs, and also constructed the miniature furniture and props used in the various tableaux.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2018, with the headline 'Museum takes a hop back in time'. Print Edition | Subscribe