ave you ever seen the movie Night at The Museum? Well, if you haven’t, you're majorly missing out and you should definitely see it, but for those who haven't, it's the story of Larry Daley, a hapless security guard who has all of the worst things that could possibly happen to him transpire, all in one night.
But not even Larry Daley could have anticipated a museum snafu as big as the one you're about to hear...
In the UK this week, some parents made some pretty bad choices are going to have to pay a major price for it.
It all started innocently enough with a good old fashioned trip to the an ancient priory. A normal, fun, family outing if there ever was one.
What better way to entertain your kids than by showing them where Monks took their vows?
Step aside Disneyland! We are going to to PrioryWorld!
Once inside, the parents, who have yet to be identified, decided that it would be a good idea to lift their child over a very-noticeable guard rail and set him into a very old, and very important coffin for a photo op.
Shockingly, this backfired and moments after the child was placed inside the coffin, which was said to be over 800-years-old, cracked in half.
Museum staff recognized something was wrong when they heard a “thump,” and went to investigate what had happened.
By the time staff discovered the crack in their most valuable heirloom, the perpetrators had fled. Parents of the year! Really teaching their kid the value of speaking up and apologizing for their wrongdoings.
The coffin had been on display since the 1920s and Clare Reed, who is now tasked with repairing the damage, told the BBC, “…nothing like this has ever happened before.”
While this recent tale is unfortunate, sadly, it is far from the only time that priceless museum works have been damaged due to human mistakes.