Let’s face it, museums can be boring sometimes.
How many times can we look at plater re-creations of dinosaur bones and old rocks that were once part of some bigger older rock structure? If you are looking for a museum that won’t put you to sleep, then maybe you should visit one of the museums on my Top Ten Unique Museums list. These museums are informative, hilarious, quirky and unusual.
10. Museum of Bad Art
Brooklyn’s Museum of Bad Art is dedicated to “the labor of artists who would be appreciated in no other forum”. It features some of the most technically and conceptually flawed art every produced. Interestingly enough, many visitors claim that there were at least a couple of pieces that they consider to be quite beautiful.
9. The International Spy Museum
The International Spy Museum in (where else) Washington, D.C. is dedicated to the preservation of artifacts and curios related to espionage of all kinds. This museum is likely to be one the most exciting you will ever visit with displays relating to everything from MI-6 to the Cold War.
8. Museum of Broken Relationships
The Museum of Broken Relationships in LA is a lot more fun than it sounds. It features artifacts and stories from a plethora of interesting failed relationships. These stories are sometimes heartbreaking, but also quite fascinating.
7. Circus World
Circus World is a museum located in the lovely little town of Baraboo, Wisconsin. At Circus World you can explore the rich history and inner workings of the circus through the museum’s year-round and special exhibits.
6. Museum of Death
If you are in LA to check out the Museum of Broken Relationships, then don’t miss out on the world-famous Museum of Death. This museum claims it is dedicated to “making people happy to be alive” and contains exhibits related to things such as Charles Manson and the Heaven’s Gate Cult.
5. The Dog Collar Museum
If you happen to be in merry old England then hop on over and check out Kent’s Dog Collar Museum, dedicated to our furry friends and their favorite fashion accessory. Here you will find dog collars dating back to the fifteenth century, as well as elaborate dog collars that are sure to pique the interest of any canine enthusiast.
4. Paris Sewer Museum
The history of the Paris sewers is more interesting than you might think, and all that history can be found in the Sewer Museum on Quai d’Orsay in Paris. Here you can experience the massive scale of the Paris sewers, as well as the incredible effort it took to construct.
3. National Mustard Museum
Middletown Wisconsin is home to this museum of mustard, which features more than six thousand unique jars. I know what you’re thinking and yes, they do have a shop where you can you can purchase unusual mustards from around the world.
2. International UFO Museum
If you are the types that truly wants to believe then the International UFO Museum in (you guessed it) Roswell, New Mexico is the place for you. At the international UFO Museum and Research facility you can get the low down on extra-terrestrial activity and what evidence we have of it. This one is great for the kids!
1. Leila’s Hair Museum
Leila’s hair museum is dedicated to preserving the history and artistic beauty of hair styling. It is the perfect place to take that friend or loved one who is just obsessed with styling their hair.
These top notch unique museums are all great options for your next family outing. This time skip the art and natural history and come check out the more obscure history of things like UFOs and Victorian hair jewelry.
by Catalogs.com Info Guru Lauren DeJesus-Glasgow