People collect all sorts of things, from comics and coins to marbles, autographs and rubber ducks! Check out these Guinness World Records for weird collections:
• Largest collection of traffic cones: 137
• Largest collection of rubber ducks: 5,631
• Largest collection of garden gnomes: 2,042
What will you collect? Get started by following these top tips:
What to collect
Choose something you are interested in. Try to find out as much as possible about the things you plan to collect. Collect free things if you don’t want to spend your pocket money, such as out-of-date tickets, sea shells, interesting packaging, bottle tops or used stamps.
Showing off your collection
Try to keep your items organised. If you want to see your collection, simple shelves are probably best. You can make your own by stacking boxes or laying planks on blocks. Comic-book shops sell special plastic bags to keep comics looking fresh!
Where to find things
Keep your eyes open – things pop up all over the place. You can add to your collection by exploring car-boot sales, charity shops and swapping your unwanted items with friends.
Check out the experts!
Museums are good places to see amazing collections and many have free entry. Go to www.culture24.org.uk for up-to-date information on thousands of museums, galleries and libraries across the UK.