Pig Museum, Stuttgart ©Extrastern / WikiCommons

The world’s weirdest museums

From parasites to penises and even instant noodles, we discover the world’s weirdest museums.

The Pig Museum, Stuttgart

Are you a pig fan? If the answer is yes, then this place is definitely for you – the largest pig museum in the world (‘There’s more than one?’ We hear you gasp). The museum is rather appropriately housed in an old abattoir and contains over 50,000 pig related objects, from paintings, to sculptures, photos, facts and even pieces of pigs themselves. And for the kids there’s even a giant pink pig train outside. Don’t forget to visit the nearby Stuttgart Slaughterhouse restaurant for some sausages afterwards.

Pig Museum, Stuttgart

The Phallus Museum, Reykjavik

The Icelandic Phallological Museum is the only one of its kind in the world and it’s probably a good job too. The museum’s collection contains more than 215 penises and penile parts belonging to 93 different species found across Iceland, including whales, polar bears, walruses – and yes, humans too. Visitors can learn everything they ever wanted to know about the ancient science of phallology, also known as the science of penises.

Phallus Museum, Reykjavik

Parasite Museum, Tokyo

Do you have a burning question about parasites? Want to know which is the longest, the ugliest and the nastiest? Perhaps not, but at the Parasitological Museum in Tokyo you can. The museum aims to teach visitors about the wonderful world of parasites without the fear. View over 300 parasite specimens and discover about the life of each one.

Parasitological Museum, Tokyo
Parasitological Museum, Tokyo | ©Laika ac/WikiCommons

Museum Of Bad Art, Boston

Forget the Louvre, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Tate Britain, and take a visit to the the Museum Of Bad Art in Boston (MOBA). The museum is dedicated to all the types drawings you may find on people’s fridges at home and its motto is that ‘it works tirelessly to bring you the finest in bad art’. There is even a whole gallery in the museum featuring blue people.

Instant Ramen Noodle Museum, Japan

Are you a fan of the instant noodle? If you are, then you’re in luck because at the Instant Ramen Noodle Museum in Japan you can find everything and anything about the wiggly snack. On August 25 1958 Momofuku Ando invented the world’s first instant noodle product, the chicken ramen and the rest is history so they say. The Instant Ramen Noodle Museum features an exhibition of all the instant noodles of the world, a cup noodle drama theatre, an instant noodle tunnel and an all important tasting room. Visitors can also take part in a workshop to learn how to make chicken ramen or create their own cup noodle at the noodle factory.

Instant Ramen Noodle Museum, Japan
Instant Ramen Noodle Museum, Japan | ©chee . hong / Flickr

Hair Museum, Turkey

This one may just be a tad disgusting, but if you know someone with a hair fetish, then this could be just the place to take them. Once upon a time In 1979, a man named Galip had an idea to start collecting women’s hair, his collection grew and grew and until one day he decided to turn it into a museum. The museum is now the world’s largest collection of hair with over 16,000 different samples. You can even walk through a hair cave and visit the hair wall, or cut off a piece of your own hair cut to add to the collection and become part of the museum yourself.

Hair Museum, Turkey
Hair Museum, Turkey | ©Nevit Dilmen / WikiCommons