Photo of empty display cabinet at Royston Museum goes viral on social media

A picture of an empty display cabinet at Royston Museum has gone viral on social media.

Amy Judd, who is the museum assistant, was asked to put up a sign apologising for the vacant exhibit while the display case was being refurbished.

However, instead of compiling a standard note, she decided to have a laugh instead, writing: "Empty case... containing wood, cloth, air... representing the time between taking objects out and putting new ones back".

Amy (foreground) and Madeline (background) have been amazed by the response. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The photograph of the "daring display" was then posted on Twitter by the museum's curator Madeline Odent and attracted a massive response.

The image was liked thousands of times, and generated dozens of complimentary comments.

One user described the display as "genius", while another called for Amy to be given her own exhibition!

Speaking to ITV News Anglia, Amy admitted she couldn't believe it had proved to be so popular: "It's brilliant! Every morning we're just looking at each other like: 'What's going on now!"

"It's so much fun, it really is. There was no planning, we just did it, and it's just taken off. People love it!"