V&A x-rays Christmas cracker from 1920s and finds chocolate inside

By Maev Kennedy

Museum used method to find out contents without breaking cracker that once belonged to actor Myrette Morven

V&A curators who have puzzled over the inside of a vintage Christmas cracker for decades have x-rayed it to find it contained a small chocolate – but since it was made in the 1920s none of the staff were tempted to sample it.

The cracker, which has gone on display as part of the Staging Christmas exhibition in the museum’s theatre and performance gallery, was already more than half a century old when it came to the museum in 1987 with a small collection from the estate of the actor Myrette Morven.

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