museum piece

something suitable for keeping and exhibiting in a museum.
something very old-fashioned or decrepit: That car he drives is a museum piece.

1900–05 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
museum piece
1.  an object of sufficient age or interest to be kept in a museum
2.  informal a person or thing regarded as antiquated or decrepit

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museum piece

An elderly or old-fashioned item or person, as in When are you going to sell that museum piece of a car? or Aunt Jane comes from another erashe's a real museum piece. This expression originated about 1900 for an article valuable enough for museum display but began to be used disparagingly from about 1915.

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Example sentences
It will then become a museum piece, on display at the space centre.
So dismantled for spare parts then made a museum piece.
Mandatory busing for school desegregation is now a museum piece.
It turns out the dog pencil sharpener is actually a museum piece.
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