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The strangest museums in the world

OCTOBER 25, 2019 5 min. read
The strangest museums in the world

When you go abroad on vacation, the museum is the first thing that comes to mind. It shows us historical ruins, traces of the past, or the most exclusive works of artists. However, some museums around the world exhibit odd things. For example, South Korea's love museum, or the Hair Museum of Avanos, in Nevsehir, Cappadocia. The BrightSide site lists the weirdest museums in the world. We had a look at that list, which includes our neighbor country – Turkey, and we added a few museums we think are interesting. Among the most popular museums in Europe, there are few weird ones as well. Let's get to know them!


Museum of Lies, Germany

Lügen Museum, one of the most original museums in the world, is located in Kyritz, Germany. Although the museum's venue is reminiscent of a ruined historic building, it is, in fact, a beautiful building. The building of the museum is modern and the decaying facade, including the “old” wooden benches in the garden, is completely fake. The founder of the museum is the famous painter Reinhard Zabka. He wanted to show people how beautiful the difference between art and reality is.

All exhibits in the museum are fake products. They are complemented by very interesting information signs. Among the various exhibits, visitors can find the original flying carpet, the son of Stalin, and even the old radio, which is a marvel on the sinking Titanic. Of course, none of the exhibitions presented are original. However, it is amazing that the perfect artist has a great imagination and he synthesizes it with a sense of humor.

The museum collection is huge and has ten spacious rooms, so you can take some time to visit the museum as a whole. The Lügen Museum is the only one in Europe that will surely delight tourists, who enjoy traditional art galleries and historical museums. The Lügen Museum has a number of beautiful benches and beautiful border areas with green vegetation. The beauty of the surrounding nature is probably the only thing that is true here.


Museum of Bad Art, the USA

Tourists interested in contemporary art can visit the original Art Museum in Dedham, the USA. The Museum of Bad Art presents a unique collection of works, each of which can be described at least as strange. The first section of the museum was opened in 1993, when the museum's founder, Scott Wilson, had a large collection of paintings.

The founder of the museum has selected the strangest paintings he has ever seen. Later, the museum's collection grew, so he decided to open a branch in the Somerville. A few years ago, a third branch of the museum opened in Brookline. Today, the Museum of Bad Art is one of the unique places that inspire millions of artists around the world. More than 400 "bad" works are on display in this museum.

The paintings presented at the museum attracted the collectors. Painting “Aileen” was stolen in 1996, and in 2004 Rebecca Harris’s portrait was stolen. The first picture was not found, and the thief of the second picture returned the painting personally to the museum. Thousand of artists around the world want their paintings to be demonstrated in the Scott Wilson Museum. It is not so easy to be in the collection of a famous art shop. The picture “should be really bad and you just cannot do “as you wish” indifferently. The symmetry and color mismatch in the works of the museum irritates sensitive people, no matter how fun they are.


The Snow Crystal Museum, Japan

Many of us are used to seeing ancient artifacts, archeological findings and other antiques among museum exhibitions. One of the Japanese museums on the island of Hokkaido presents a very original collection. The main features are the fact that they are snowflakes. Undoubtedly, the founders of the museum were not able to protect the fragile nature of the 95% air, so they decided to show visitors the photos of the most beautiful and unusual snowflakes. So you can see hundreds of snowflakes in the museum.

The founder of the museum is Ukichiro Nakaya, a unique museum-scientist. He said the establishment of such a museum is a difficult and responsible task. Initially, the tools used to store snowflakes were quite expensive and significant investments were made in opening the museum.

The founder of the museum, Ukichiro Nakaya, has been working on incredible snow crystal for some years, one of the most remarkable natural compounds. He classified them and showed their special features. Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to see the most important discoveries of the scientist. In addition to the exhibition halls, there is also a concert hall in the caves, where regular artists from the area regularly perform. The salon has unique acoustics, so guests will have the opportunity to visit the most interesting photo collections and unforgettable concerts.


Hair Museum, Turkey

Tourists visit the original museum in Cappadocia, which hosts the largest women's lock collection in the world, every year. The museum is located in the small town of Avanos and was founded by locals called Chez Galip. The history of the museum foundation is incredibly interesting and romantic. In 1979, the founder of the museum broke up with his love and asked her to leave something to remember her by. She cut off a piece of her hair to leave as a reminder...

Today, the museum demonstrates more than 16,000 hair locks. The main visitors to the museum are women.


Trash Museum, the USA

If you have the opportunity to visit New York, be sure to visit the Trash Museum. When it comes to trash, don't think of sweet wrappers, banana peel, empty milk box! Here are items that were once inseparable parts of the house but are not used now. Lamps, furniture, bookshelves, paintings, etc.

The founder of the extraordinary museum is one of the local residents – Mr. Molina. When he began the collection, he kept his first copies in his garage. To save all the artifacts found in the trash bin in the garage, he decided to open a museum. Currently, the trash museum is located in a large two-story building. The collection is clearly organized and therefore looks even more interesting.

Old lamps, large artwork and poster collections, old magazines and newspapers, technology and small trailers - these are just a few things you can see in the original New York Museum. It is interesting that the owner of the museum not only collects interesting items on the trash but also repairs. Most of the devices offered at the museum work.


International UFO Museum, the USA

Apparently, weird museums are mainly in the United States. And our next museum is in the US. Roswell, the US is known largely for supposed UFO incident that has been discussed for more than 60 years since 1947. There is no doubt that the world's most popular and famous UFO museum is located in the USA. The museum presents unique exhibits to tourists and local people.

The majority of museum exhibitions are related to the events of 1947. UFO protected parts, numerous photos and articles are included in this exhibition. The purpose of the artifacts found at the scene can only be assessed by museum owners and visitors. The museum is properly equipped in this structure. You can see models of flying creatures and impressive UFOs everywhere you go.

One of the museum's theater halls is an ideal venue for performances and workshops. After visiting the museum, you can walk in the Roswell area. Everything here is reminiscent of an important historical event.

 

We can add to our list the Sewerage Museum in Paris, the Torture Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the Funeral Hearse Museum in Barcelona, the Ramen (Japanese Noodles) Museum in Japan and many others.

 

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