The 9 Weirdest Museums in the World

  • February 09, 2016
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Museums are meant to be prestigious, showcasing the highs of culture and history. But all over the world you can find museums dedicated to just about anything, regardless of how strange the subject may seem.

1.

Museum of Bad Art

With three locations in the Boston area (each displaying different pieces), MOBA is dedicated to showcasing terrible art, complete with interpretations of said art (because some of it is a bit unclear, to say the least). They also exhibit pieces online, saving you the trip.

2.

Iceland Phallological Museum

The centerpiece of this museum is its collection of over two-hundred and fifty penises and penis parts from various land and sea mammals (including one human). There's are also artworks depicting penises, but really, that's not why anyone is paying admission to this place.

3.

International Friendship Exhibition

Built in 1978 under Kim-Il Sung, Pyongyang's International Friendship Exhibition displays all the gifts given to North Korea (or more specifically, its leaders) by other nations. Citizens are told that these gifts show how highly regarded the country is by the rest of the world. The strangest gift amongst the twenty-thousand plus: a VHS copy of Space Jam.

4.

Museum of Death

With two locations across the United States, this museum covers all aspects of death, from an early suicide machine to baby coffins, letters and artwork from serial killers, and even the severed head of a serial killer, the Museum of Death isn't exactly the happiest experience, but it certainly is interesting. Our hats are off to the on-site recreation of the Heaven's Gate cult suicide scene, which feature the actual beds used by the group.

5.

Museum of Menstruation

Though it's been closed since 1998, this museum deserves mention. The MUM paid tribute to “menstruation culture” with displays of tampon advertisements, mannequins in menstrual underwear, and sanitary products, all of it spanning different decades. The collection currently resides online here.

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