Unusual Museums

The Weird And The Wacky

Museum of the American Cocktail
The Museum of the American Cocktail

Saluting a Great American Tradition - An Educated and Responsible Approach to the Art of the Cocktail

The Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum
Holds the World Record for world’s largest washing machine collection

Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana
For anyone who remembers when gas prices were under two bucks

The Museum of Spanking Machines and Initiation Devices
The Demoulin Museum

The Lange Max Museum
A must-see place for the World War I tourist on the German side of the western frontline

The SPAM Museum
Features 16,500 square feet of SPAM® artifacts, history and fun

Vinegar Museums around the World
If you're a lover of vinegar in all its forms, colours, and flavours, this just might be the "bucket list" you're looking for

Frog Museum
The Frog Museum in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland is a collection of 150-year-old satirical tableaus of domestic life in the 19th century — all involving stuffed frogs

The St Bernard Museum
Home to an array of artefacts that tell the story of the Great St. Bernard Hospice and Pass, and the legendary St. Bernard dogs

Antique Vibrator Museum
There is one San Francisco gem that, ironically, hasn't received a ton of buzz

Belgian Beer Museums
Each one showcases a different aspect of Belgian beer culture

Idaho Potato Museum
Includes the largest potato crisp in its collection

The Presidential Culinary Museum
The private and public collections of Chef Martin CJ Mongiello - a former Executive Chef to the President

The Anamosa State Penitentiary Museum
Showcasing the 140-year history of Iowa's largest prison

The Teddy Bear Museum
A pictorial record of bears in the first half of the 20th century

Cowgirls, Cockroaches & Celebrity Lingerie: The World's Most Unusual Museums

An eye-popping tour of some of the most eccentric, bizarre and downright absurd collections of artefacts ever put on show

Museum for Rescued Letters
is better known to the locals in Berlin as Buchstabenmuseum

The Country Doctor Museum
Learn about the history of rural health care in the United States

Buckhorn Museum
130 year old museum of the largest collection of antlers in the world and also oldest saloon in Texas

Leila’s Hair Museum
The Only Human Hair Museum in the World

Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam

Something Salty
There has been a Salt Museum in Northwich for over 100 years

The Dog Collar Museum
In Leeds Castle

The Santa Claus Museum
The museum includes artifacts and photographs from the private collection of museum founder Pat Koch and from the Holiday World archives, plus loaned and donated treasures from collectors with personal ties to the town of Santa Claus

The Angel Museum
Includes a smoke alarm angel, a pie whistle angel and a trio of boozed up angels from liquor decanters

The Micropolitan Museum
Curator Wim van Egmond has collected the finest microscopic masterpieces nature has ever produced during eons of natural selection

The Mustard Museum
This unique museum houses over 3,250 types of mustards with antique mustard pots and mustard exhibits

The Ham Museum
An ancient Ardennes farm (+/- 1850), restored in 1994. Ham making: salting room, smokehouse and drying area. Enclosure where the "sanglochons" (crossbreed between a pig and a boar) are bred

Museo del Jamón(More ham - Spanish Style!)
The popular chorizos are hooked in rows reminiscent of one of those scenes in Golden Age paintings

National Electronics Museum
From telegraph and radio to radar and satellites, the NEM offers visitors access to the electronic marvels

The Museum of Temporary Art
The museum itself is located in a German home. It is about 40x50 cm big and has 33 compartments

The Toilet Seat Art Museum
This museum consists mostly of toilet seat lids decorated by Barney Smith, a retired master plumber now in his eighties

The Malware Museum
A collection of malware programs, usually viruses, that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s on home computers

The Owl Art & Craft Museum
The Korean owner’s second son, who majored in design, chose owl wallpaper to add to the unique atmosphere

The Ice Museum
The Ice Showcase is an 8,000 cubit foot walk-in display case that maintains a constant temperature of 20 degrees - in Alaska, where else

The British Lawnmower Museum
The Museum has now become one of the world's leading authorities on vintage lawnmowers

Brighton's Penny Arcade Museum
An Allwins is a type of slot machine in which the player shoots a ball upwards and watches it fall past a collection of cups

The Matchbox Museum
In the former Convento de Sao Francisco, Tomar, Portugal. Some 43,000 matchboxes from more than 100 countries are on display

Offbeat Museums

The Incredible World of Navel Fluff
Featuring the world's biggest collection of one person's navel fluff (lint), as certified by Guinness World Records - words fail me!

The Devil's Rope Museum
Telling the world about the history of barbed wire, its artifacts, the significance of the invention, and the impact on the development of the Old West

Japan's Insulator Museum
They claim to have the pin insulator, presumed to be the oldest domestic insulator (manufactured in 1875) as well as approximately 5,000 insulator examples and maintenance tools, from 21 countries and 57 manufacturers

The Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia
Pez dispensers and memorabilia in this Californian museum

The Museum of Beverage Containers and Advertising
Uncle Buzzy had picked-up beer & soda cans from traveling across the United States and gave then to his sister, Aunt Susan, who started him on the road to collecting

The Antique Reed Organ Museum
Proudly displays about 95 fully restored and working antique reed organs

The Norwegian Canning Museum
In this authentic Stavanger factory environment, the production of canned brisling and fish balls can still be seen - I have visited this wonderful museum. Ed.

Grand Manan Island Sardine Museum
For something 'fishy' and a look back into the heyday of the herring industry

The Band-Aid Museum
An interactive mobile museum where parents and children can trace the 85-year history of Band-Aid

The Asphalt Museum
Located on theCSUS campus in Sacramento, California with asphalt from over 6 different countries and 11 different states

The Post Mark Museum
The Museum's holdings make up the largest single collection in the world, grouping over a million different postal history items

Museum of The Condom
A French museum with condom information that meets the need to conserve and present to the public, objects and documents relating to the condom from a historical, medical, social and technical perspective.

Go Bananas!
The Musee de la Banane on the Caribbean island of Martinique reveals everything you've always wanted to know about this delicious fruit

The Chestnut Ridge Typewriter Museum
A stop over in Morgantown, WV

Twenty Mule Team Museum
The mission of the Twenty Mule Team Museum is to acquire and document artifacts pertaining to local history and to the history of borax mining in Death Valley and Boron

The Kimchi Museum
Built to study the culture of kimchi, one of the most well-known of Korean foods

The Cumberland Pencil Museum
About 1558, in the early days of Queen Elizabeth, the fame of Cumberland graphite spread quickly via the Flemish traders as being a most useful material to artists all over the world

The International Spy Museum
Focussings on human intelligence and reveals the role spies have played in world events throughout history

The Shanghai Glasses Museum
The museum has adopted 3D virtualization technology to restore the oldest and most precious glasses of the East Han Dynasty, unearthed in China

The Capital Punishment Museum
The museum's most controversial artifact is Joe's "Lucky Finger."

Museum of Funeral Customs
Providing a deeper understanding of the history of American funeral and mourning customs

The Icelandic Phallological Museum
Probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country

Museum of Bad Art
The question remains - do we really need one?

The International Vinegar Museum
Also features the the Mother of All Vinegar Contests

The Plagarism Museum
The Plagiarius Museum seeks to highlight what it says is an annual loss of $275 billion to $415 billion caused by those who profit from others’ work

Barometer World
Features a complete working copy of the famous Leech barometer more commonly known as 'The Tempest Prognosticator'

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum
The state-of-the-art museum features psychiatry as an industry driven entirely by profit

The Soo Line Historical Museum
A former electric utility building with an amazing silver collection

The International Cryptozoology Museum
The museum is modestly beginning with sculptures and paintings created just for it, hundreds of CZ toys and souvenirs from around the world and one-of-a-kind artifactsinlcuding a life-size, 8 feet tall Bigfoot representation

The Computer Game Museum
A Berlin museum with a very large computer game (Giant Donkey Kong) on its facade

The Zippo Case Museum
A museum at the World Headquarters of the folks who make Zippo lighters and fire. View Video

Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum
If one elephant is good, then 6,000 must be great. View Video

Toy Robot Museum
From "Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots" to the robot from Lost in Space, it's all here

America's largest museum dedicated entirely to insects

The Bunny Museum
If Monty Python’s killer Rabbit of Caerbannog freaked you out, may want to steer clear of this museum

Shinyokohama Raumen Museum
The best way to pay homage to this prolific noodle was to create a three-floor museum showcasing the dish’s seemingly countless variations

Moist Towelette Online Museum
If you're in the East Lansing, Michigan area, stop by and visit the Moist Towelette Museum

Museum of Toilets, New Delhi, India
Founder Dr. Bindeswar Pathak’s mission is to highlight the still-present health issues from improper sewage drainage - namely those in India, where he says two-thirds of the country is without proper plumbing

The Burt Reynolds & Friends Museum
Volunteers run this not-for-profit museum, dedicated to preserving the legacy of “the Bandit.”

Velveteria, Los Angeles
During a 1998 reading at the Voodoo Museum in New Orleans, the concept of a museum dedicated to velvet paintings was discussed

Sewer Museum, Paris
Paris developed its first sewage system around 1200 A.D., when King Philippe Auguste declared all streets be paved, with a drain running along the middle for waste

Museum of Osteology
Focusing on the form and function of the skeletal system

Kazoo Museum
Check out kazoos in the shape of liquor bottles made to celebrate the end of prohibition

Leila’s Hair Museum
Much of the museum consists of 18th-century hair art, like a pair of wreaths crafted from the hair of two sisters whose heads were shaved upon entering a convent

California's Bunny Museum
Steve Lubanski and Candace Frazee live in The Bunny Museum, where they have the world's largest rabbit collection with more than 26,000 items

Momofuku Ando Ramen Museum
Ramen-centric museum in Osaka, Japan

Museum of Torture, Amsterdam
Visitors here are transported back 500-plus years, to a time when the governing bodies used extreme methods to inflict pain and/or death on those who had broken the law

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