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Weird wacky museums of the world

Updated on March 31, 2011

Weird, odd, strange or just different

That's what you could says about the museums I have found here. I really did not know what I was getting myself into when I decided to write this hub. I thought what a neat thing, a list of odd and weird museums. After looking at hundreds of pages of museums on the web, I came up with these. I am sure there are so many others out there that I have not found. I encountered broken links, museums closing or moving, and some just had no website at all, so I was not sure if they were valid museums. If you have been to a weird, odd or just plain different museum that is not on this list, Please let me know, I would love for this to be the complete list. Hope you enjoy it.

The National Museum of Crime and Punishment has the following galleries..

A Notorius history of crime, Punishment, the consequense of crime, Crime fighting, CSI experience, and America's Most Wanted studio.

A Barbedwire Hat at the Museum of Barbedwire

Photo of float at UFO festival

Things removed from a patients stomach

Wreath made of hair from Leila's Hair Museum

Lizzie Borden bed and breakfast and museum

KGB coat with buttonhole camera.

A carved fantasy coffin, one of twelve.

Worlds smallest museum

Getting started in 1890's

Just a few of the many frog items on display here.

Worlds Largest Pez Dispenser

A Petrified Banana

Worlds Most Posionous

1993 International Super WD9 McCormick

This only a small part of the bunny collection.

There are so many museums that are weird, odd, strange or just plain different out there. I will continue you this list as Weird wacky museums of the world part 2.


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    • MrsBkay profile image


      6 years ago from Southern California Desert

      Awesome list! I grew up in Hesperia, CA and always passed the Banana Museum but never went in. Unfortunately it moved to Mecca, CA recently and I might not ever get the chance to see it. Way interesting and fun Hub. Thank you!

    • PaperNotes profile image


      8 years ago

      It is great that some people really put up and organize these museums and displays. Like other 'normal' museums, they also teach us many things and make us more aware of our surroundings.

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      Betty Reid 

      9 years ago from Texas

      Great hub. I'd like to visit some of these - but not all.

    • blabak profile image


      9 years ago

      wow.. wish we have those here.. well.. besides the skulls house which the victims were beheaded by a legendary headhunte... nice article tho.. really like em.. thanx..

    • gwendymom profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Oklahoma

      RGraf, Thhere are some strange things out there, I wish I could see them all, I love the weird and strange. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Rebecca Graf 

      10 years ago from Wisconsin

      Wow! There are some strange things out there.

      Thank you.

    • gwendymom profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Oklahoma

      Shirley-I'm pretty darn sure I'm not gonna stay at the lizzie Borden B&B either, too scary. I'd rather go to the parasite museum. Thanks for your comment.

      Patty, I think an insect museum would be a lot of fun to see. I really think I'd like the crime and punishment museum, I want to solve a crime in that CSI exhibit.

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      I just remembered the Insect Museum in Victoria, British Columbia. I took a group of students there and we had a lot of fun. I want to go back.

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      Shirley Anderson 

      11 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The one with the parasites - YUCK! I could never go there. Not sure that I'd want to stay in the Lizzie Bordon B & B.

      These are funny, great hub Gwendymom!

    • gwendymom profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thank you sixtyorso. Part 2 has already been published. Thanks for the nice comment.

      Dottie1, glad you enjoyed it.

      2patricias, I had never heard of that museum. That would be an interesting one to add. Thank you.

    • 2patricias profile image


      11 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      My personal favourite is on the Algarve, in Portugal - the Dried Fruit Museum.

    • Dottie1 profile image


      11 years ago from MA, USA

      Loved these interesting, creative and even strange and wacky ideas.

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      Clive Fagan 

      11 years ago from South Africa

      Brilliant hub great read. look forward to part 2.

    • GroupieGirlNJ profile image


      11 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Great collection. I've been to the Mutter Museum a couple times, and I must say it is very odd and well, sometimes a bit gross! haha my little brother loved it when I took him there.

    • gwendymom profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Oklahoma

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      Mama Maria 

      11 years ago from Georgia

      Quite enjoyable read for a "lunchtime" diversion! Thanks for the entertainment!

    • gwendymom profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Oklahoma

      Part 2 is in the works and hopefully will be released soon. Weirdeness is good, it gives me something to write about.

    • Julie-Ann Amos profile image

      Julie-Ann Amos 

      11 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      There's a part 2? Wow definitely consider some of the Uk ones then - you have no idea how weird we are...

    • gwendymom profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thanks Julie-Ann for the information tht will be a great addition for Weird wacky museums of the world part 2.

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      Julie-Ann Amos 

      11 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      Great list of the bizarre! There are a few in England that might be worth adding that are odd - for example the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum in Tring now renamed last year the Natural History Museum (not THE Natural History Museum) which has stuffed animals of all types including one of every known species of zebra!

    • gwendymom profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Oklahoma

      Your welcome. I find it pretty fascinating myself. I would really like to visit the crime and punishment museum. They have the CSI exhibit where you can try to solve a crime, that would be so much fun.

      Thanks for the comments!

    • starrkissed profile image


      11 years ago from Arizona

      wow!! this is a very neat hub! thanks for sharing with us :D

    • glassvisage profile image


      11 years ago from Northern California

      How fun! I love museums, and a lot of these are just the things I'd like to see... that photo of the things found in a patient's stomach is totally something that would fascinate me!

    • gwendymom profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thank you G-Ma. It was a lot of work but was also a lot of fun. There is some very interesting stuff out there in the world.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      11 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      very interesting my dear....who would'a guessed...Strange things we humans keep for the future generations???Thanks for all the work you went though,,,G-Ma :o) hugs

    • gwendymom profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thanks Nicole for your comment. I am not sure if you should be too concerned if your boyfriend would love to see a few of these places, I would too. Ok maybe that's not the best argument to help him out.

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      Nicole A. Winter 

      11 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Too funny! Should I be concerned if more than a couple of these are places my boyfriend would <love> to go?

    • gwendymom profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Oklahoma

      Wow, that is interesting. Thanks for your comment!

      I had alot of trouble finding museums outside of the USA. I just don't know if the resources are there. But I will try and continue my search for the wacky and weird in part2.

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      Rodney Fagan 

      11 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Great Hub, from bizarre to weird. I enjoyed it.

      In South Africa we have, or had a SA Police museum which had a number of oddities in it, a skull with a knife embedded into it, the owner of the skull walked around with the knife in it for 10 years.

    • gwendymom profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Oklahoma

      Again some of the links that I had on here did not work, even after I tested them multiple times! So frustrating.


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