10 Weird Museums Around The World To Visit Once In Your Life

by Sanjana Shenoy
by Sanjana Shenoy 1854

Museums house gallons of information and history within its four walls. But here’s where things get interesting. There are a number of museums that also house a lot of wackiness and weirdness. And probably, you have never heard about these unique yet weird museums across the world that are dedicated to disgusting food, brains hangovers and whatnot. So here is a list of 10 weird museums across the world that you must visit at least once in your lifetime. If you can’t explore many museums due to the coronavirus pandemic then don’t worry, you can surely go on virtual tours. and explore them. 

1. Disgusting Food Museum, Sweden

Hold your breath, and try not to feel squeamish, because this is Sweden’s Disgusting Food Museum. It houses 80 of the world’s most disgusting dishes. As a visitor, you can get the chance to see, smell and even taste some of the food. The best part is that the museum tickets are printed on vomit bags, which might come in handy. This is the fear factor you didn’t know you need. The museum has interesting dishes on display like China’s wine-filled- baby mice, Guam’s fruit bat soup and Italy’s live maggot filled cheese, to name a few. Dr. Samuel West, the museum curator and psychologist established this Disgusting Food Museum to expose people to different regional delicacies and build a sense of wider acceptance of each other’s cuisine and cultures.

Weirdest Museums Around The World

Picture Credits: disgustingfoodmuseum.com

Deets

Address: Caroli city, Östergatan 12, Malmö, Sweden
Timings: 12 pm to 6 pm
Ticket Price: KR 185 (Rs. 1,340)

2. Museum of Hangovers, Croatia

If you ever thought you could document your craziest hangover adventures, then guess what? A person in Croatia has not only done this but also created a museum out of it. Rino Dubokovic, a university student, established a museum that is a collection of drunk stories from across the world. Croatia’s Museum of Hangovers is a creative, fun and interactive museum. Right from wearing beer goggles and experiencing a drunk simulation, walking around hangover rooms with drunk memorabilia, and even indulging in drunken monopoly, there is plenty you can do here. It’s definitely one of the weirdest museums around the world.

Weirdest Museums Around The World

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Deets
Address: Preradovićeva ul. 8, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Timings: 12 to 9 pm on weekdays and 11 pm to 10 pm on weekends ( Closed on Mondays)
Ticket Price: $4 (  303) per adult

Also Read: Croatia Has The First Ever Museum Of Hangovers For All Booze Lovers

3. NIMHANS Brain Museum, Bangalore

The National Institute of Mental Health And Neurosciences( NIMHANS) Brain Museum is one creepy place housing ane elaborate collection of animals and human brains. This museum is overseen by Dr Shankar. If you visit this museum you’ll realise that it’s a true Zombieland haven. From rat and duck brains to even a tiny four-week-old baby’s brain all pickled in jars, this is a museum right our of a zombie apocalypse and appears to be like a mad scientist’s lab.

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Picture Credits: museumsofindia

Deets:
Address:
 NIMHANS Brain Museum, Hosur Main Road, Sattar Layout, Lakkasandra, Laljinagar, Wilson Garden, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029
Timings: 10 am to 3 pm ( Closed on Sundays)
Contact: 080 2656 3357

4. 3D Trick Art Museum, Dubai

Dubai has the world’s largest 3D Trick Art Museum situated off Sheikh Zayed Road. Covering an expansive area of 23,000 square feet and split across two floors, this museum tricks you with its vibrant optical illusion giving you a 3D feel. When you’re here you can unless your inner Aladin and go on a magical carpet ride, walk on a rope over a canyon, go on a trip to fantasy land and even swim with the sharks. Featuring over 185 artworks made by 16-20 artists from across the world, this 3D Trick Art Museum in Dubai was completed in just 6 months. And its definitely one of the weirdest museums in the world.

Deets
Address: Behind Emirates Islamic Bank – Sheikh Zayed Rd – Al QuozAl Quoz 3 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Timings: 10 am to 8 pm
Cost: AED 95 (₹1963) per adult ticket
Contact:+971-4-228-6393, +971-4-228-5646

Also Read: The Mutter Museum In Philadelphia Has Einstein’s Real Brain

5. Cup Noodles Museum, Japan

If you’re a die-hard fan of cup noodles of instant noodles, then you must visit the Cup Noodles Museum in Japan. This is a museum dedicated to Momofuku Ando, the inventor of the world’s first instant noodles. This noodley museum exists to create awareness about the Instant Noodle industry and Japanese food culture. Take a stroll along the Instant Ramen Tunnel, a tunnel filled with instant noodle packets from around the globe. Watch a storytelling experience in the Cup Noodles Drama Theatre, shaped liked a noodle cup. Cook and customize your own cup of noodles at the Chicken Ramen Factory here. The Cup Noodles Museum in Japan is all things delicious.

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Picture Credits: cupnoodles-museum.jp

Deets
Address: 8-25 Masumicho, Ikeda, Osaka 563-0041, Japan
Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm ( Closed on Tuesdays)
Cost: Free Entry ( Certain experiences are to be paid for separately)
Contact: +81 72-752-3484

6. Sulabh International Museum Of Toilets, Delhi

‘Toilet- Ek Prem Katha’ wasn’t just a movie, there’s an entire museum of this in Delhi, and you must give a crap about it, literally! Sulabh International Museum Of Toilets in Delhi is dedicated to sanitation and toilets. Run by Sulabh International, this museum creates awareness about the importance of sanitation. Time Magazine even rates this as of the 10 weirdest museums in the world! This museum has toilet artefacts from around 50 countries. Toilets or commodes during the British medieval period, the 1920s in the USA and even one used by King Louis XIV is all on display. Here are Five Amazing Toilets To Add To Your ‘Bucket List’

Deets
Address: Sulabh Bhawan, Palam Dabri Road, Mahavir Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi 110045
Timings: 10:30 am to 5 pm
Contact: 011 2505 3646

7. Dessert Museum, Philippines

Desserts never desert you right! Well, Manila in the Philippines has the world’s first-ever Dessert Museum. This 12,000 sq ft. the museum has 12 sweetly decorated rooms giving you a sinfully delightful experience. Each room gives you one of a kind experience an takes you down the path of your favourite candies and sugar-coated treats. You can visit the Donut Room, Marshmallow Room, Ice Cream Room, Cake Pop Room, Cotton Candy Room to name a few. Click cute pictures, amp up your Insta Feed and feel like Hansel and Gretel in this treat-filled Dessert Museum. Yes! This is what dreams are made of!

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Picture Credits: Coconuts

Deets
Address: Dessert Museum, G/F, S Maison Mall, Conrad Hotel Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Timings: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
 Ticket Price: $15 ( ₹1,035) per person

8. Selfie Museum, Dubai

Selfie Kings and Queens! Visit your abode, the Selfie Museum in Dubai. This is the first time you’d be encouraged to take as many selfies as you wish, and feel your Insta feed with amazing clicks. The new Selfie Kingdom in Dubai aims to inspire art, design, creativity and promote digital content. With over 15 pop-up stores each with unique decor, perfect lighting and interesting props, you just can’t help but pose, smile and say cheese!!!!! So first let me take a selfie? There’s also a Selfie Coffee Now Served In Dubai

Deets
Address: Behind Emirates Islamic Bank – Sheikh Zayed Rd – Al QuozAl Quoz 3 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Timings: 10 am to 8 pm
Ticket Price: AED 55 (₹1137) per adult per hour
Contact:+971 50 987 6511

9. Shankar’s International Doll Museum, Delhi

One of the weirdest museums across the world, Shankar’s International Doll Museum is the ultimate dollhouse. This museum in Delhi, established in 1965 displays a whopping 7500 dolls. There are dolls from more than 85 countries here. The costumes, styles, designs of the dolls speaks volumes of about the country and its heritage.  When you walk around here you will be spellbound by the huge number of lifelike dolls, staring at you with wonder. It’s colourful, vibrant and a gorgeous museum of dolls that will take you back to your childhood.

Weirdest Museums Around The World

Picture Credits: museumsofindia

Deets
Address: ITO, 4, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Beside Central Bank, Nehru House, New Delhi, Delhi 110002
Timings: 10 am to 6 pm ( Closed on Mondays)
Ticket Price:₹15 per adult
Contact: 011 2331 6970

Also Read: Museums Across The World Are Collecting Coronavirus Artifacts To Record The Pandemic

10. Joshi’s Museum of Miniature Railways, Pune

‘Chal Meri Gaadi Chhuk Chhuk Chhuk’ as kids we’ve all been very intrigued by trains. The signature sound of the train, the gorgeous view from the window, a feeling of freedom and the experience of a journey, travelling by trains is just pure joy. You can not only relive this experience but also see it in a miniature version at Joshi’s Museum of Miniature Railways in Pune. This is a museum which is the brainchild of  Mr. B.S Joshi who converted his passion for train models into an entire museum. This museum is a miniature city of train model from around the globe. This railway museum has a network of 1000 wires, 65 signals, 26 points, fences, lamp posts, flyovers which leave you feeling awestruck. You can also explore the latest train models here with childlike wonder.

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Picture Credits: minirailways.com

Deets
Address: 17/1, B/2, GA Kulkarni Path, Next to Club Delhi, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra 411038
Timings: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (weekdays), 9:30 am to 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Saturdays), 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Sundays)
Ticket Price: ₹90 per adult

So this was our list of the weirdest museums in the world. When this lockdown gets over and it’s safe to trace again, do visit these museums and expose yourself to a world learning and growing.

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