When you travel to a new place, it's always good to check out some of the local museums. And when you've had your fill of art, science, and history, it's also good to check out some of the lesser known museums – places that are full of oddities, peculiarities, and downright weirdness.
Below are 20 of the world's weirdest and wackiest museums, compiled for your wide-eyed, slack-jawed viewing pleasure. If a trip around the globe isn't in the cards for you any time soon, you can check out this list and pretend you're on a wonderfully weird world tour. Something tells us that #12 is a lot of fun.
#1. The Icelandic Phallological Museum, Iceland
The Icelandic Phallological Museum contains a huge collection of phallic specimens from many different types of mammals (including humans). It’s the only museum of its kind in the entire world.
#2. Museum of Bad Art, Massachusetts, USA
At this museum more than 600 pieces of art that’s considered “bad” has a place to be celebrated. The museum is in a basement in Dedham, Massachusetts, and yes: All the art is really bad.,
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#3. The Dog Collar Museum, England
There is dog paraphernalia that dates back more than 100 years in this museum, and inside you can see the history of canine accessories. This place is perfect for people who always wondered what a medieval dog collar may have looked like.
#4. British Lawnmower Museum, England
From royal lawnmowers belonging to Prince Charles and Princess Diana, to the world’s most expensive lawnmowers, this museum is, well, full of lawnmowers. If you go, let us know if you see a John Deere inside.
#5. Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum, Tennessee, USA
A trained anthropologist, Andrea Ludden is writing a definitive study on salt and pepper shakers. She displays her personal collection more than 22,000 sets of salt and pepper shakers in a building that was specially appointed just for them.