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Top 20 Unusual Museums

What will people think of next!?!?  You have to check out these crazy, interesting and unusual museums around the world!

 

1. Torture Museum, Amsterdam – is a small museum located in the heart of Amsterdam, near the flower market (Bloemenmarkt) overlooking the Singel canal. Included in the list of the world’s most unusual museums. It is a popular museum for tourists, The torture museum is one of the 50 museums in Amsterdam.  A second museum related to the subject of torture in Amsterdam is the Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments. This second museum has a different layout and is located in Damrak 33, close to the centraal station. The 2 museums are not connected.

2. Sir John Soane’s Museum – is a historic house, museum and library of distinguished 19th century architect Sir John Soane. At Soane’s request, the house has been left untouched since his death – almost 180 years ago.

3. Cancun Underwater Museum Tours – is an attraction unlike any other in the world. While almost all of us have, invariably, at one point or another, been to a museum, few if any of us have been to an underwater museum.

4. Kafka Museum, Prague – is dedicated to the life and work of one of the city’s most celebrated authors, Kafka Museum contains a large collection of Kafka’s private letters and photographs. Although Kafka wrote in German, the city of Prague remained the heart of his personal and professional world. 

5. Museum Of Broken Relationships – is a theme of many works of art, but the Museum of Broken Relationships treats it in an entirely new way. Here, love itself and the pain of its ending are treated as art. In this museum, unconventional exhibits have found a new home . Objects from everyday life, in the context of the end of a relationship, take on a special meaning.

6. Graz Art Museum (Kunsthaus Graz) Tours – The famous exterior is comprised of nearly 1300 iridescent blue acrylic panels with almost a thousand 40-watt lightbulbs, creating a massive screen in the middle of the city. Known to some locals as the Friendly Alien, the museum covers 27,000 square feet and specializes in contemporary art, design, new media, film and photography.

7. The Mission of the National Museum of Wildlife Art – is to collect, display, interpret, and preserve the highest quality North American wildlife art, supplemented by wildlife art found throughout the world.  The Museum enriches and inspires appreciation and knowledge of humanity’s relationship with nature.

8. Fort Chaffee Barbershop Museum – Restored WWII army barbershop where thousands of U.S. soldiers received their signature G.I. buzz cuts just like the day Elvis Presley did when reporting for duty in 1958. Period memorabilia and photographs document the “hair cut heard ‘round the world.”

9. Biomuseo, Panama – If you have ever wondered to yourself, ‘I wonder what it would look like if a late Matisse cut-out and a Mondrian were flung together in the Large Hadron Collider and the ensuing colorful rubble was then turned into a building’, then look no further than Panama’s BioMuseo for an answer. A pinnacle of architect Frank Gehry’s late deconstruction period, the look of the place is as stunning as it is weird, showing fittingly bright colors for a museum dedicated to biodiversity.

10.  Ramen Museum – You read that correctly! For over a decade locals and visitors to Yokohama have enjoyed their favorite staple in a recreation of 1958 Tokyo, the year instant noodles were invented. The amusement park also houses branches of famous ramen restaurants with expert recipes available online.

11. Twine ball Museum – Home to the largest twine ball in the world made by one man, the museum features the grandiose work of Francis A. Johnson. The attraction has become so popular among the locals that the town hosts a Twine Ball Day every year.

12. Dog Collar Museum – just one of the attractions at Leeds Castle, the Dog Collar Museum features 130 historic pieces, with the oldest, which once belonged to a herding mastiff, dating back to the late 15th century. Animal lovers may be disappointed to learn that no pooches roam the museum grounds.

13. International Cryptozoology Museum – The world’s only cryptozoology museum is located at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine Cryptozoology is the study of hidden or unknown animals, and you have discovered the world’s only cryptozoology museum.

We have a wide range of exhibitions from rare, one-of-a-kind scientific, zoological specimens to popular cultural homages to the relevant anthropological and psychological acknowledgements of the sightings and folk traditions to be found within hominology and cryptozoology.

14. Paris Sewer Museum – Devoted to telling the story of Paris’ world-renowned sewage network – a formidable 2,100 kilometers of tunnels that run beneath the city’s streets – the Paris Sewer Museum

15. Meguro Parasitological Museum; Tokyo, Japan– If you’re curious about the strange world of parasites, and have a steely disposition, visit Meguro Parasitological Museum, the only museum of its kind in the world. Inspect over 300 parasitic specimens in formaldehyde jars

16. International UFO Museum and Research Center – This museum contains a diorama and a film of the “official” autopsy of the alien bodies after the 1947 crash.

17. The Circus World Museumis – a large museum complex in Baraboo, Wisconsin, devoted to circus-related history. The museum, which features not only circus artifacts and exhibits, but also hosts daily live circus performances throughout the summer, is owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society and operated by the non-profit Circus World Museum Foundation. The museum was the major participant in the Great Circus Parade held from 1963 to 2009.

18. Pasadena Museum of California Art – The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is an art museum located in PasadenaCalifornia, United States, showcasing art and design that originates from California. The museum was founded by long-time Pasadena residents and art collectors Robert and Arlene Oltman. The Ground was broken in 2000 and the museum officially opened in June 2002.

19. Archi – depot Museum – is a museum embodying a dual-purpose — “Exhibition and preservation.” Models manifest an essence of an architect’s thought and architectural culture .

20. Beijing Tap Water Museum – One of the weird places in Beijing is the Tap Water Museum, located in a residential area of Dongcheng, on the site of the first Water Supply Company of Beijing, which was founded in 1908.

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