When you think of visiting a museum, you probably think of a serious and recognized institution such as one of these 25 Magnificent Museums You Have To Visit In Your Lifetime we showed you some time ago. However, not all museums are traditional. There are also many unusual museums out there, ranging from slightly weird to downright creepy. To find out what strange museums you must visit, check out today’s post with 25 World’s Strangest Museums.
Avanos Hair Museum, Avanos, Turkey
Located in a small cave underneath a pottery shop in the Turkish town of Avanos, the Avanos Hair Museum contains hair samples, names, and addresses from more than 16,000 women from all around the world. The origin of this bizarre museum dates back to some 35 years ago, when a friend of Chez Galip, the potter, had to leave the town and left Galip something to remember her by; she gave him a lock of her hair.
Museum of Bad Art, Somerville and South Weymouth, Massachusetts
The Museum Of Bad Art is a community-based, private institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and celebration of bad art in all its forms and in all its glory. Originally founded in 1993 in Dedham, MA, the museum now has two branches located in Somerville and South Weymouth, MA.
Icelandic Phallological Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Located in Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik, the Icelandic Phallological Museum is the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammals found in a single country. The museum contains a collection of more than 215 male reproductive parts belonging to almost all the land and sea mammals that can be found in Iceland.
British Lawnmower Museum, Southport, UK
Found in the town of Southport, Northern England, the British Lawnmower Museum is one of the weirdest museums in England. The world’s only lawnmower museum, it houses over 200 restored exhibits with all their history, including lawnmowers belonging to some of UK’s most famous people such as Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
Cancun Underwater Museum, Cancun, Mexico
Located on the ocean floor at the Cancun National Marine Park in Cancun, Mexico, the Cancun Underwater Museum is one of the most unique museums in the world. To draw masses of tourists away from already damaged local coral reefs, almost 500 sculptures were installed to the sea floor. Made of ph-neutral clay, the sculptures also created an artificial reef where coral can grow and marine life can breed.
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