11 Weird Museums You Won’t Believe Actually Exist!

1.  Museum of Failed Products in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

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Unfortunately, this is only opened to paying product designers. Reviews to the venue also point that it does not have the traditional museum feeling and looks like a warehouse. Perhaps it’s a failed museum. This somewhat of a graveyard features thousands of failed products and shattered dreams of many inventors that never took off. Displays include Pepsi breakfast cola and Yoghurt Shampoo.

image of two cans of pepsi featured under failed products of museums
Two cans of vintage Pepsi that were discontinued from sale.

2. Dog Collar Museum in Leeds, UK.

There is a museum of dog collars in Leeds, UK. This eccentric museum features a fifteenth-century collar worn by Spanish hunting dogs, silver collars dating back to 19th century and various other popular dogs collars. Expect to be amazed. Museum also has the title “Third weirdest museum in the world”. Here is a link to their website

3. Museum of Hair in Avanos, Turkey.

Another one on our list is The Hair Museum of Avanos. Avanos in turkey is a popular place for tourists with its high-quality earthenware. This weird and hairy museum was created by a skilled potter named Chez Galip. There is also an interesting story to its humble beginning. Nearly 30 years ago, one of Galip friend had to leave Avanos with a heavy heart. So she cut a piece her of hair gave it to him. Since then many women have continued the tradition and today there are 16,000 different hairs of all colours on display. Let’s hope they weren’t all their to see Chez Galip.

4. Museum of Bad Arts, Somerville, USA.

This museum displays art that is “so bad, it is good”. The museum is also famous for its bizarre caption that goes with the art. Their efforts to preserve and publicise the worst arts in the world is commendable. They report that they have over 600 masterpieces however these rare pieces are only on display 50-60 at a time.

5. Dorset Teddy Bear Museum, Dorset, UK.

This is a great place for kids and also a feel-good fun museum for adults. Located in Dorset England houses hundreds of teddy bears including Paddington bears, Rupert Bear, and Winnie the Pooh. As you accompany your children this wonderful place will no doubt give you a nostalgic trip. This all things teddy is a must-visit if you are in the area. Check out their website.

6. Beijing Museum of Tap Water, China.

Another one is our list of weird museums in the world is the Beijing Tap water museum. This fabulous resourceful museum displays how water played a vital role in building modern china. This museum also has a whole floor dedicated to explaining the filtration process.

7. Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Florence, Italy.

This amazing fashion museum dedicated to well known Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo. Located in the heart of Florence, Italy and houses over 11,000 different models of shoes including shoes made of dyed fish skins.Museum also have an impressive collection of press cuttings, different fabrics used over the years, advertising materials and accessories used from the ’50s to the present day.

8. The Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb Croatia.

Another one in our weird and wonderful museums list is the museum of broken relationship in Zagreb, Croatia. This unique, interesting museum displays a diverse range of objects with a mini-story like cover write-ups guarantees to make you smile and emotional.

9. The Icelandic Phallological Museum, Húsavik, Iceland.

This Phallogial museum in other words penis museum located in Iceland houses over 300 different penises from over 100 species of mammals except for human. in 2011, they managed to obtain a human penis, however, id did not go according to the plan as it was reduced to greyish brown shrivelled mass. This wonderful museum is on the hunt for a “younger, bigger” human penis. Any volunteers? if you are up for it here is the link.

10.The National Poo Museum, Isle of Wight, UK

You know when you think you have seen it all and there comes along something that blows your mind? I present to you a museum of Poo! This poo museum is located in Isle of white, England. That means you need a ferry ride just to get there. Good things don’t come easy. This has so many different pieces of information that will change the way you see ‘poo’. In case you think I am making this up here is their website.

11. Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, New Delhi, India

On the same subject, although this is slightly more different, our last one on the list is a museum of toilets. This museum is run by Sulabh foundation of Delhi and dedicated to the global history of sanitation and toilets. Museum houses from gold plated roman emperors toilets to medieval commodes. This museum is also completely free to visit and you may find your self falling in love with one of their rare toilet poems.

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