Everyone has personal hobbies and a few odd interests, sure. But these unusual museums prove that some people just have way too much time on their hands, and get into some weird stuff.
Admit it; you want to visit these six strange museums at least out of morbid curiosity. There’s nothing quite like witnessing a testament to someone else’s weird obsessions to make you feel way better about your own.
Hair Museum, Turkey
For most people, the idea of this place gives them the heebie jeebies. But for the curators, it’s their life’s work. After all, it’s the only part of the body that doesn’t decay after death, so it’s the closest you’re gonna get to immortality.
People have left thousands of locks of hair along with notes, photos, and more. Visitors are even encouraged to make a donation of some of their own hair. Ew.
Cancun Underwater Museum, Mexico
Strap on your scuba gear, because it’s the only way to even see this museum unless you book a glass bottomed boat. That’s some exclusive art.
Just off the coast of Cancun is a collection of 500 underwater sculptures in three different “galleries.” There’s something slightly eerie about the underwater art…
Museum of Bad Art, USA
Yeah. It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. The Museum of Bad Art in Massachusetts is a shrine to some of the most appalling pieces of “art” ever created by human hands. It’ll make your standard thrift store still-lifes look like Manet masterpieces.
This bizarre museum calls itself the “world’s only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms.”
Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, India
Not just disgusting, the International Museum of Toilets is also educational! Spanning 4,5000 years of disposing of your dookie, the museum is home to the basic bucket-style chamber pots both ornate and plain, and some of the fanciest porcelain thrones known to man.
There’s even a toilet that’s cleverly disguised as a bookcase for the pooper who’s a fan of Scooby-Doo-style waste management.
Museum of Broken Relationships, Croatia
It’s somewhere between a weird art piece and a graveyard of romance. The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb even encourages its visitors to leave behind mementos from their old flings, asserting that it can be therapeutic to relate to other people’s’ heartache, and then leave behind your own bad memories.
There are some seriously strange tokens of love in this place, too. When you broke up with you ex you just had to put all those stuffed animals, photos, and letters in a box. But this museum showcases some of the wackiest stuff that people ever got emotionally attached to. To each their own, right?
Torture Museum, Netherlands
In quiet Amsterdam, the screams of long-forgotten victims echo through the halls of the Torture Museum. They have a collection of more than 100 different torture method devices, mostly from the Medieval era, as you might expect.
They were really into that kind of thing back then. You probably shouldn’t question it too much. Although it’s fair to question the type of person that makes a trip to Amsterdam to go see the Torture Museum.