10 strangest museums in the worldBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/10-strangest-museums-in-the-world
Most museums are traditional collections of art, science, history and culture. However, there are also many unique museums that can shock you with their themes and content. Here are ten of the weirdest museums from around the world.
1. Hair Museum, Avanos, Turkey.
The museum was founded by the Turkish potter Chez Gelip, to whom 30 years ago his mistress left a lock of her hair as a souvenir. The collection currently contains about 16,000 hair samples from various women who have visited the site.
2. Phallus Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.
The Icelandic Phallological Museum is the only museum in the world that has a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all terrestrial and marine mammals living in one country. The museum also displays exhibits of species that do not live in Iceland.
3. Museum of Broken Hearts, Zagreb, Croatia.
The exposition of this museum is dedicated to love experiences and failed relationships. The collection contains love letters, various souvenirs and other things sent by people from all over the world. Each exhibit is accompanied by a detailed description of its history.
4. Toilet Museum, New Delhi, India.
The International Toilet Museum was created by Bindestvar Patak, an environmental scientist and sanitation expert. The museum displays a rare collection of facts, images, and, of course, objects related to the history of the development of toilets. It is noteworthy that many of the exhibits are of historical value, such as the solid gold toilet created for Queen Victoria.
5. Museum of the Parisian Sewers, Paris, France.
The museum introduces visitors to the history of the city's sewer network, as well as the various water purification methods practiced in Paris from the time of the Roman settlements to the present day.
6. Museum of Mummies, Guanajuato, Mexico.
One of the most terrifying museums in the world contains the naturally preserved mummified bodies of people buried in the 19th and 20th centuries at the local cemetery in Guanajuato. The museum was formed during the time of the law, according to which relatives were obliged to pay tax on the burial site. If the tax was not paid on time, the dead bodies were removed from the tombs and stored in a special building. Over time, these mummies became very popular with tourists and they began to be displayed on glass shelves.
7. Museum of Parasites, Tokyo, Japan.
The collection of the world's only museum of parasitology numbers about 45,000 specimens of worms and about 300 other types of parasites. Also in the collection are the organs of humans and animals infected with parasites.
8. Condom Museum, Nonthaburi, Thailand.
The museum houses a huge collection of contraceptive products, as well as special devices that demonstrate the process of testing condoms for strength and durability.
9. Rabbit Museum, Altadena, USA.
This original museum was opened in 1998 by a couple named Candice and Steve and is located in their private home. It all started in 1992 with a donated plush rabbit for Valentine's Day, but now the collection has more than 34,000 items: plush, porcelain, and other types of rabbits. The spouses also have six real, live rabbits.
10. Water Pipe Museum, Beijing, China.
The exposition of the museum tells the history of plumbing in the PRC, from the time when water was delivered to every house on wheelbarrows and ending with modern plumbing.