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Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Essential part of Seattle’s unique weirdness

I’ve always loved visiting this shoppe since childhood, and love to now share it with my kids. It’s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
adamsheidi
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Kent, Washington
via mobile
Not for the week of stomach (or spirit)

We have come here for years. While it's now mostly a gift shop with gag gifts and such, it us also... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2019
kschroed
,
Lake Arrowhead, California
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Not just tourist trinkets but, for starters, shrunken heads and pigs with three tails this curiosity shop is sure to whet your curiosity for the bizarre.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
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+1 206-682-5844
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Reviewed yesterday

I like visiting shops that have unique and unusual items and this place did not disappoint. A great place to visit and find unique gifts while enjoying the waterfront in Seattle.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MaryQ46
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mummies, mermaids, skeletons, historical artifacts, post cards, T-shirts, puppets, candy, and a great time right on the waterfront downtown. I never spend less than 30 minutes to an hour looking around at the unbelievable collection of oddities in this store.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Les M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit on the waterfront. I heard about it from a local resident. It is such a cool place. It has resident mummies, miniature playing cards. You can spend hours browsing the shops. They have fudge samples as well. Right behind is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank archlav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve always loved visiting this shoppe since childhood, and love to now share it with my kids. It’s a museum of the weird and wonderful and sells both unique, fun and kitsch tat. Worth a noisy inside just to see the mummies but you’ll stay...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank adamsheidi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Seattle countless times, but only walked into the Ye Olde Curiosity Shop for the first time this past weekend. It's an interesting mix of gift shop and display of "oddities". All the purchaseable items are out in the open, like any gift...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

A variety of interesting/unique gifts and novelty items. We spent more here than any other gift shop.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank caddymom01
Reviewed July 31, 2019

We have come here for years. While it's now mostly a gift shop with gag gifts and such, it us also a real old-school freak show. If you don't want to see dead stuffed two-headed cows and authentic dead mummified people, you might want to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kschroed
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Fun way to spend a few minutes while out on the piers. There are lots of gift shop items along with weird things to look at. Our teen daughter thought it was “cool”.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank scrappymel
Reviewed June 24, 2019

Yes they had a few interesting items, but for the most part this is a souvenir shop, not what I was looking for and was disappointed as was my teenaged grandsons.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Meg Z
Reviewed May 22, 2019

This is one of the most interesting curiosity shops in the world! If you visit or reside in Seattle, you should definitely stop by and say Hi to Sylvester, a mummified cowboy found in the late 1800's in the Death Valley —or another desert like...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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