Who says a trip to the museum can be a boring affair? Throughout the world, there are plenty museums that offer us more than we can ever imagine. No matter how weird they may appear, they offer both education as well as trivia on various out of the box topics. Let’s take a look into 10 of the strangest museums around the world. You may also like our previous list of 10 Extremely Weird Museums.
World’s Strangest Museums:
10. The Bunny Museum
Located in Pasadena, California, USA in 1998, The Bunny Museum is dedicated towards rabbits and holds more than 28000 rabbit items. The slogan of the museum is “The Hoppiest place in the World“. It has in its collection ceramic bunnies, stuffed bunnies, cookie jar bunnies and a giant rabbit topiary on the front lawn. It also holds the Guinness World Record for ‘owning the most bunny items in the world’.
9. International UFO Museum and Research Center
Founded by Glenn Dennis in 1991, International UFO Museum and Research Center is located in Roswell, New Mexico, Mexico. The museum holds the history if incidents of sightings Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). This place is definitely a treat to all those science fiction lovers who think that UFOs are neither a joke nor a myth.
8. Mini Bottle Gallery
A bottle- which is primarily looked upon as a mere container to hold generally fluid objects lie drinking water, alcohol, milk, fruit juices, ketchup, shampoos is definitely not what one would think would have much history. Well, you might be sadly mistaken if you visit Mini Bottle Gallery, in Oslo, Norway. It features bottles from around the globe, which are used for varied purposes and which come in varied shapes, sizes and colours.
7. Museum of Mathematics
A treat for all the mathematics fanatics out there- the Museum of Mathematics was established in 2009 and is located in New York City, USA. What distinguishes this museum from other museums of the world is the fact that it facilitates interactivity with the visitors. The museum aims at enhancing public understanding and perception of mathematics. Some of its attraction includes Math Midway, Math Midway 2 Go, Math Encounters and Family Fridays.
6. Museum of Enduring Beauty
The Museum of Enduring Beauty, located in Malacca, Malaysia definitely demands strong guts to visit. It showcases how beauty is defined differently in different cultures and the level of dedication and extreme rituals people go through to become physically beautiful. Whether it is neck stretching, lip disking, or feet binding, one must be prepared to gut cultural shocks when they visit this one of a kind museum.
5. Condom Museum
Want to know about the history of the product which has led to safe sex and prevention of numerous sexually transmitted diseases? Yes, that’s right! We are talking about condom here! Then you should visit Condom Museum located in Nothaburi, Thailand. It shows the evolution of condoms through the years and also details their durability and strength. No wonder, it is the right place for having a tutorial on safe sex.
4. Cancun Underwater Museum
Want to have an experience of museum under water? Then you should definitely visit Cancun Underwater Museum. It is located in Cancun, Mexico. It has in its collection a total of 500sculptures in three different galleries submerged between three and six meters of water. The sculptures in the museum are created with pH-neutral marine concrete.
3. Sulabh International Toilet Museum
Located in New Delhi, India, the Sulabh International Toilet Museum as hideous as it may seem, has a strong motive behind its creation. It aims at sanitation improvements in third world countries as a means to improve overall health conditions. It was created by Sulabh International, an India-based social service organization that works to promote human rights, environmental sanitation, non-conventional sources of energy, waste management and social reforms through education.
2. Museum of Bad Art
The Museum of Bad Art is located in Massachusetts, USA, and was established in 1994. It is dedicated to the works of the artists whose works are not displayed or appreciated in any other forum. Some prominent examples of its collection includes ‘Sunday on the Pot with George’, ‘Lucy in the Field with Flowers’, ‘Juggling Dog in Hula Skirt’, etc.
1. Icelandic Phallological Museum
Established in 1997 and located in Laugavegur 116, Reykjavík, Iceland, the Iceland Phallological Museum definitely takes the cake for being the strangest museum in the planet. It is the world’s largest display of penises and penile parts. It has in its collection 280 specimens from 93 species of animals includes 55 penises taken from whales, 36 from seals and 118 from land mammals. It added another feature in its hat when in July, 2011, it included in its collection the first human penis, from one of for promised would be donors. It attracts annually 11000 visitors.