Most go to museums to learn about history, see phenomenal art or even rare items of interest. While these museums fare well for most, there are some individuals who prefer something a bit more unusual. If you’re into the weird, wacky, random, and maybe even grotesque, we have a list of places that will be sure to please.
Let’s delve into 9 of the world’s most random museums ever.
The Museum of Bad Art - Massachusetts, USA
When you go to a museum, you’d expect to find pieces worthy of being on display. There really is a place for everything in this world because the Museum of Bad Art showcases just what it says, bad art. The opposite of MOMA, MOBA is a community-based, private institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its glory.
Phallological Museum - Reykjavik, Iceland
Love X-rated humor? Marvel at Iceland's collection of penises in all shapes and sizes and from 93 different species of mammals and don't miss the special blue whale exhibition showing off a 67 inch tip -- the bar may have just been set a little higher.
Paris Sewers Museum - Paris, France
When you go to Paris, you imagine admiring the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, devouring crepes, and capturing epic photos of the people, architecture, and sewers. Sewers?! Yes, the complex underground tunnel system in Paris is on display and available for guided tours. Bring a nose clip and get those walking shoes ready (just kidding, it’s not that bad), for an interesting couple hours in Paris's underworld.
Siriraj Medical Museum - Bangkok, Thailand
Have you ever wondered what a skull looks like after a car accident? Or perhaps you’re more into mummified serial killers or preserved body parts? Whatever morbid after death item fascinates you, you’re bound to find it at this creepy Bangkok museum dedicated to the post mortem medical world.
MUSA, Underwater Museum of Art - Cancun, Mexico
Dive to the depths of the ocean to get a look at the 517 sculptures located in 3 different galleries sprawled beneath Cancun's waters. An incredible underwater museum, you can snorkel or SCUBA to see the art, which just so happens to reside in the biggest artificial reef in the world.
Dog Collar Museum - Kent, England
Sometimes, it's just better not to ask questions. There are over 100 dog collars of all shapes, sizes, and materials on display. Some are from the 16th century, some have some serious spikes, and others are made of silver, plastic or tires. Dog lovers from around the world would love to check out this wacky museum.
Torture Museum - Amsterdam, Netherlands
The horror! No really, this museum is crazy scary. The grim and dark ambiance of a museum filled with machinery, tools, and objects used to inflict unspeakable pain is almost too much to handle. Luckily, after taking a gander at the guillotine, finger crushing screws, and other mutilating instruments, you can shake it off by walking along the beautiful canals of Amsterdam.
Sulabh International Museum Of Toilets - New Delhi, IndiaToilets of all kinds have been around for thousands of years. Fascinating! Right? How about checking out 4,500 years of history on the seat everyone around the world needs to use on a daily basis? Toilets come in secretive bookshelf form and even intricately decorated Victorian style.
Leila’s Hair Museum - Missouri, USA
I wish the names of some of these museums were a bit more coy so there could be more shock value, but yes, a hair museum. Can this get any creepier? Hair, real human hair, are framed and even made into wreaths or jewelry, are on display here. There’s even a locket of Queen Victoria's hair featured.