The Museum's Secret is the first book in the trilogy and introduces the main characters such as Tom, Don and Jos & Melba.

It's main colour theme is red and there are two different front covers for it.


When Tom Scatterhorn's eccentric father disappears to the Far East in search of rare beetles, closely followed by his mother, Tom is left to spend Christmas with his uncle and aunt, keepers of the weird and wonderful Scatterhorn Museum. But don’t get too excited – because it's a dusty, dingy place, full of tatty stuffed animals and rickety cases of junk. Nobody really wants to visit it anymore, and it looks as if its days are numbered.

But when Tom comes to live there, he finds more to the museum than meets the eye. The animals may be ragged and moth-eaten but they have an incredible secret – a secret that originated when the stuffed animals were first made, a hundred years earlier. And then Tom discovers he can go right back to the time of their making. . . .

In an exciting adventure that threads in and out of time, from an Edwardian ice fair to the wastes of Mongolia to the jungles of India, Tom discovers that there is far more at stake than the fate of the museum. . .

Reason For TitleEdit

The Scatterhorn Museum had a secret - it's animal's come to life.


  1. A Strange Reception
  2. The Divine Spark
  3. The Pride Of the Scatterhorns
  4. The Visitors
  5. To Catcher Hall
  6. Midnight In the Museum
  7. The Other Place
  8. A Good Story
  9. That Old Chestnut
  10. The Power Of Life And Death
  11. Out On the Ice
  12. Opening Night
  13. Curiosity Kills the Cat
  14. The Lair of the Shaitan
  15. The Hunt
  16. The Devil Comes Out at Night
  17. An Unexpected Exit
  18. The Big Question
  19. A Bird Explains
  20. Into the Web
  21. A Moment Later
  22. Through Time and Out
  23. One Blue Bottle
  24. Future Imperfect
  25. D-Day
  26. Genghis Khan
  27. Epilogue




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