Paxton Gate

Arts & Crafts in Northeast

Image by Alexander Howard Lonely Planet

A warning to the squeamish: a snarling fox, a smiling warthog and a gape-mouthed hippo are just a few of the stuffed animals lining the walls here, but this curio shop is not to be missed. Celebrating a fascination with the natural world rather than the desire to capture it, this shop has everything from fossilized mollusks to vintage boiling flasks.

Taxidermy specimens are also for sale, but the shop assures its customers that these items are sourced from animals that have died from natural causes or were humanely euthanized to manage wild populations.