We loved the torture chair!I've recently been back a few times to draw animals; it's surprisingly quiet in the daytime in the summer. I sat for hours.
This creepy little guy is a 'merman' - they were often brought back by Victorian sailors and passed off as exotic sea creatures. Really they're just half a monkey sewed to a fish tail. Gross!
People were more gullible back then I guess.
There's a really good merman at the weird shop/museum near my house, its huge and hangs from the ceiling. Go and see it! There's an interesting man called Victor who sits there all day and you can chat to him about his creepy collection. I do that sometimes.