Our museum staff and volunteers have reported sightings of Dartmoor Piskies tucked away in the building’s nooks and crannies. It is thought that they moved in during the winter months when the museum was closed.
Experts at the museum think that their usual habitat up on Dartmoor was disturbed in some way – perhaps by bad weather, walkers or Army activity – and that they have relocated to the museum, as it offered familiar surroundings and objects.
“The little visitors are very shy and hide in some of the darker corners of the exhibits,” a member of the museum staff tells us. “But they are very well behaved and cause no trouble, so there is no need to be scared!”
Look carefully as you walk around the exhibits at the museum, peep into the dark corners and creases and you might just be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of these elusive ‘little folk’.