Since I am on holiday this week, my mystery object is not from the museum, but from home (albeit from last June). I got a bit of a shock when I pulled shut the bedroom curtains and found this staring back at me:
After my initial surprise I took a photo, then caught it and popped it out of my window – taking care not to get bitten, since this spider has a painful (but harmless) bite.
Any idea what this beautiful beastie might be? Put your suggestions below and I will try to answer any questions when the opportunity arises. Good luck!