Truly Bizarre Museums Around the World.
For some travelers, museums conjure up images of stuffy galleries with staid security guards on hand to quiet the crowds. Not so at these quirky museums that prove there’s something for everyone, with exhibits celebrating unusual subjects including sex, spies, UFOs and even toilets. Embrace the peculiar at these 11 unusual museums around the world.
Truly Bizarre Museums Around the World:
Beijing Tap Water Museum, China
Museum of Bad Art, United States
This place houses 600 masterpieces of modern…I mean, shamelessly horrific art.
The Dog Collar Museum, England
The most surprising things about this museum is that nearly half a million people actually visit it every year.
British Lawnmower Museum, England
Big mowers, small mowers, even the royal family’s mowers. They’re all here.
Avanos Hair Museum, Turkey
It’s the world’s largest collection of hair gathered from over 16,000 women along with their names and addresses. If you have ever heard of or experienced anything creepier than that then we are truly sorry.
The Bread Museum, Germany
Although it’s filled with bread there isn’t a single edible loaf in the museum. We know…that was our first thought too.
Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum, United States
From human feet to amish farmers this museum houses over 20,000 interesting little shakers.
The Kunstkamera, Russia
Russia’s original “weird” museum was assembled by the czars to help dispel the population’s belief in monsters. From deformed fetuses to a human head preserved in vinegar we find it hard to see how it came anywhere close to accomplishing its goal.
International Cryptozoology Museum, United States
With recreations of big foot and the alleged tracks of numerous animals which most likely never walked the Earth this is every conspiracy theorists wildest dream come true.
Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum, Japan
Seriously, how do the Japanese think of these things?
Siriraj Medical Museum (Museum of Death), Thailand
The first thing you see walking into the museum is the founder’s skeleton…and it only gets more disturbing from there.
Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center, United States
This place is no laughing matter. It even has the word “research” in its name.
Museum of Enduring Beauty, Malaysia
This museum goes to great lengths to show just how far people will go to look “beautiful”.
Sulabh Museum of Toilets
So is the bathroom separate? Or just part of the exhibition?
Meguro Parasitological Museum, Japan
Ok, we’ve got to hand it to Japan. This is definitely a step up from Ramen noodles.
Sewer Museum, Paris
We hear that the smell is less than welcoming…
Ventriloquism Museum, Kentucky
If you have any sort of doll phobia then this place would be your worst nightmare.
Cesare Lombroso’s Museum of Criminal Anthropology, Italy
Dedicated to Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso, the museum even has his head on display.
Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum, California
Run by the Church of Scientology (big surprise) this museum does everything in its power to paint psychiatry in the worst light possible.
Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, Kansas
They have over 2,000 varieties of the stuff.
Mütter Medical Museum, Pennsylvania
Possibly one of the most disturbing museums on this list, it houses a malignant tumor removed from President Grover Cleveland and another growth removed from Abraham Lincoln’s assassin.
The Bunny Museum, California
With an advertisement done by Elijah Wood of Lord of the Rings, it’s not surprising that this place is actually quite popular.
International UFO Museum and Research Center, New Mexico
Why do all the most ridiculous museums have the word “research” in them?
Museum of Funeral Carriages, Spain
Sometimes during the off season it can get really dead around here…ok bad joke.
Currywurst Museum, Germany
This has to be the best bizarre museum ever, especially during lunch time.
Museum Of Mummies
The Mummies of Guanajuato are naturally preserved bodies from a cholera outbreak that hit Guanajuato way back in 1833. Since this is basically just a huge open grave with floodlights, its legality and moral status continues to be the subject of much discussion everywhere except in Mexico.
Most of the mummies on display were corpses whose families could not afford to pay a grave tax levied on their families once they died. If you failed to pay the taxes, you guessed it…
The Icelandic Phallological Museum
The Icelandic Phallological Museum is probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country. Phallology is an ancient science which, until recent years, has received very little attention in Iceland, except as a borderline field of study in other academic disciplines such as history, art, psychology, literature and other artistic fields like music and ballet. Now, thanks to The Icelandic Phallological Museum, it is finally possible for individuals to undertake serious study into the field of phallology in an organized, scientific fashion.
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is one of the most unique, and interesting, small museums in the country. Taking all the mysteries, the secrets, the history and folklore of rituals, zombies, of gris-gris, of Voodoo Queens and all that jazz, and putting it all in one place in the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter.