For every great museum full of art and history and an inspirational understanding of life, there is another that stands out for completely different reasons. If you’ve ever wanted to visit a museum of a different sort, then search no further. These are the weirdest museums you need to visit before the grim reaper claims you.
In Dedham, Massachusetts there is a museum which only accepts art that sucks. Yes, you read that correctly. If you can’t draw or paint, this might be the place to take your submission. The “Museum of Bad Art,” as it’s named, is so very quaintly located in a basement. Enjoy the toilets.
If you’re into home security, perhaps you should take a quick visit to McLean, Texas where you’ll find the Devil’s Rope Barbed Wire Museum. Guess what useful invention this museum is dedicated to exploring! If it’s chosen artistic obsession isn’t great enough, then just know this: you’re visiting the former site of a bra factory on the well-known route 66. Have fun.
If home security reminds you of a situation that got out of hand in your very recent past, then look no further to Houston, Texas for the National Museum of Funeral History. We’re sure you’re as excited as we are to learn about the ancient art of putting people in the ground. Or incinerating them. However you prefer to go, we’re certainly not going to judge.
The UFO Museum and Research Center might provide the weird intellectual aftertaste you so rightly crave, and you’ll find what you need in Roswell, New Mexico. If you want to know a little more about the “alleged” conspiracy theory that suggests little green men crash-landed nearby in 1947, then you won’t want to miss this one.
Then again, if you’d rather travel internationally you’ll still find what you’re looking for in the weird museum department. If you’re a fan of puppies, then perhaps you might want to check out the Dog Collar Museum in England, where you can find a centuries-old collection of accessories for man’s best friend.
You might be feeling frisky during your travels and, if so, you should visit the Iceland Phallological Museum. Sure, it’s not for everyone, and your favorite beer-drinking, confederate flag-waving, football loving husband might not be so interested in learning all there is to know about the history of the penis, but do drag him along anyway. And don’t worry too much–this museum isn’t devoted to the human penis–it’s devoted to all of them! You’ll find 276 to be exact, from a number of species. You know you want to learn the ins and outs of each and every one!
We do hope you’re in the mood for some travel, because the world’s museums have so very much to offer our naturally inquisitive minds.