When I was a kid, museums were my biggest fascination. Those stuffy corridors full of historic war weapons, crowns, queen’s jewellery, stuff which was at least once used by someone noteworthy, used to be the best part of visiting Museums.
So today, in refresh some of your memories too, we bring you some amazingly weird and of course some bizarre museums in the world, which you should definitely visit once in your life.
So here are some of the wonderfully weird museums which are nothing but terrific:
The Museum of Bad Art: Dedham, Massachusetts
If you have ever damned yourself for not being creative then this museum will give you some reasons to be proud of yourself. This museum, called MOBA, is the only place in the world that collects and showcases bad art in all its forms. MOBA in US exhibits such kind of works which you can enjoy whenever you feel ashamed of yourself.
Icelandic Phallological Museum: Reykjavík, Iceland
So, out of all the things in the world, this museum houses more the 215 ‘penises and penile parts’ belonging to almost all the land and sea mammals found in Iceland. Not kidding! And in case you find yourself in the museum don’t forget to see the special section dedicated to whale penises.
The Museum of Broken Relationships: Zagreb, Croatia
After every breakup, you cannot stand with the gifts or things that remind you of your ex. The museum's website says that the museum evolved "from a travelling exhibition revolving around the concept of failed relationships and their ruins.” This museum can help you overcome a broken relationship and at the same time, encourage you to donate the things related to your past relationship. You'll see all the obvious things like rings, clothing, Valentine's Day gifts etc but you will also find some stranger remnants like fuzzy pink handcuffs or a wooden watermelon.
Avanos Hair Museum: Turkey
Yes, that’s right! A Museum which showcases hair. Created by Chez Galip in the rural Turkish town of Avanos, this museum displays thousands of locks of hair, all from female visitors. The museum displays a huge collection of hair gathered from more than 16,000 women.
Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum: Ikeda, Japan
If you crave for noodles every time or instant noodles are the only thing you can make then you should visit this place at list once in your life. Momofuku Ando invented the world's first instant noodles. The Cupnoodles Museum in Osaka, Japan is dedicated to Ando for his gastronomic creation. The Museum also offers an instant ramen workshop where visitors can make their own "fresh" noodles.
International Cryptozoology Museum: Portland, Maine
This museum showcases literally "the study of hidden animals" and involves the search for animals whose existence has not been verified. Specimens and artefacts related to these types of rare/mythical creatures are showcased by the museum. So the next time you visit US, you must go to Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.
Sulabh International Museum Of Toilets: New Delhi, India
Have you ever thought of learning about the evolution of toilets in human history? Well, you definitely should because the museum has some iconic toilet pots, which trace the history of the toilet for the past 4,500 years. You can explore it from simple chamber pots to elaborate decorated Victorian toilet seats. The museum shows the history of hygiene and sanitation from 2500 BC till now. Located in the capital of India, this place will give you some ‘Swachh Bharat’ goals.
Vent Haven Ventriloquist Museum: Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
If you think Pennywise has gone and will never come back, wait! This museum has over 800 dummies. These spine-chilling dummies were first bought by William Shakespeare Berger. In 1910 he bought his first dummy - Tommy Baloney and later his obsession went too far when in 1962, he had to construct a second building to keep them. Now Vent Haven Museum is the only one in the world which displays more than 800 dummies, photos, playbills, and historical books from Berger’s collection.
The Mummy Museum: Guanajuato, Mexico
Well, Mummies has always been a topic of discussion amongst historical researchers. This museum located in Guanajuato, Mexico features hundreds of bodies who were buried in the Santa Paula Pantheon’s crypts during the mid-19th century. According to the researchers, if families were unable to pay a burial tax imposed by the town, the bodies were exhumed. Later it was discovered that the bodies had been mummified through a natural process. Now the macabre corpses are on display at the Museo de Las Momias or Mummy Museum.
Museum Of Sex: New York
Are you really interested in knowing the evolution of human sexuality? Well if you are then this sex museum is for you. Opened in 2002, this is intended to preserve the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality. A visit to this museum has been described by the New York Magazine as “a Willy Wonka sex dream.” The museum showcases over 15,000 artefacts, works of art, photography, costumes and historical memorabilia.