Have you ever been to museums before? If yes, what did you see in it? Well, museums are usually a place that exhibits historical, scientific, or artistic objects. The objects that are usually being exhibited could be paintings, sculptures, swords, clothes, figures, and many more.
However, there are some museums in this world that don’t exhibit any of those usual objects. In this article, we will take a look at the world’s most bizarre museums on earth.
Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
Starting from an Asian country, Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum or also as known as Cup Noodles Museum Osaka Ikeda is located in Ikeda, Japan. This museum offers the view of a huge collection of instant noodles and also cup noodles Momofuku Ando made this museum and he is also the inventor of instant ramen noodles. In 1958, Momofuku invented the world’s first instant ramen. Later on, in 1971, he invented the world’s first instant noodles in a cup.
To get to this museum, you can walk from Ikeda Station for 7-10 minutes. This museum won’t charge you a single yen because it is completely free and finding this museum is so easy. Cup Noodles Museum not only going to offer you a collection of their noodles, but also a history behind it that you can read. If you don’t speak Japanese, you don’t have to worry because it is also available in English.
Siriraj Medical Museum
Siriraj Medical Museum or also as known as the Museum of Death is a medical museum located in Bangkok, Thailand. In this museum, you can see a lot of things related to human body parts and remains which makes this museum not suitable for everyone since it’s quite morbid.
This museum consists of 6 separate museums. The first one is The Ellis Pathological Museum which was named after Professor A.G. Ellis, the foundation of pathology, where we can find developing fetuses. Second, Songkran Niyomsane Forensic Medicine Museum, where we can see pictures of the southern Thailand tsunami that occurs in 2004. Third, Touch Exhibits Museum in Honor of Her Majesty the Queen and the Parasitology Museum, which was created for those who are visually impaired. Just like the name, we can touch the object but we can’t see it. Fourth, Congdon Anatomical Museum, where we can see humans, pigs, rats, and other dissected animals’ organs. Fifth, Sood Sangvichien Prehistoric Museum and Laboratory, where we can see Thai artifacts from about 70 million years ago. Finally, Parasitology Museum, where we can see parasites from the founder of this museum’s patients, Dr. Vichitr Chaiyaporn.
Unlike Instant Ramen Museum, you need to pay 200THB to enter this museum. This museum lacks English text and also an explanation, so it would be better if you get an audio tour to understand the museum better unless you can speak Thai. To get to this museum, you need to travel by river boat from Chao Paraya River and get off at the Railway Station Pier or Thonburi Railway Station Pier which cost 15THB.
Tap Water Museum
Located in Beijing, China, Tap Water Museum exhibits the first tap water company named the Beijing Tap Water Company and the artifacts that comes with it. Dedicating to the water supply in China is the reason why this museum exists. Not only displaying objects related to tap water, but this museum also displays pictures of tap water history along with the explanation.
This museum has 4 areas which are the water treatment facility, outdoor equipment display area, hillside sidewalk area, and playground. Although the Beijing Tap Water is still working, don’t even think about drinking from this tap water because the water is hardly safe to drink. To enter the Tap Water Museum, you need to pay 5CNY. To understand the museum better, you can pay 100CNY to rent an English guide.
Museum of Bad Art
Moving on from Asian countries, we have Museum of Bad Art which is located in Massachusetts, United States. Museums that use arts as their main attraction usually display arts that are considered a masterpiece. Different from those art museums, Museum of Bad Art, just like its name, displays bad-looking paintings. Among more than 600 pieces of paintings, there are 3 paintings that are the highlights of this museum. They are Lucy in the Field with Flowers, Sunday on the Pot with George, Bone-Juggling Dog in Hula Skirt.
By the time this article was published, the Museum of Bad Art is currently closed for renovations and will be reopening on October 1. To get to this museum, if you are staying in Boston, you can take Uber and pay for 28USD. Be ready for the smell since the museum is located right next to toilets in an old basement in that area which said by a visitor that the museum doesn’t have fresh air circulation.
The Dog Collar Museum
Located in Broomfield, England, this museum is so bizarre that it got into this. Like the name of this museum, this museum displays tons of collections of dog collars throughout the century. Most of the collars that are displayed in these museums are not those usual collars that we see in today’s society. Instead, this museum displays fancy-looking collars that people used for their dogs in the past.
Not only fancy-looking collars, but visitors can also find and see scary-looking collars. With many spikes around them, the collar looks like a torture instrument rather than a dog collar. The Dog Collar Museum is located four miles east of Maidstone off Junction 8 of the M20 motorway, midway between London and the Channel ports.
International Cryptozoology Museum
International Cryptozoology Museum is one of the most bizarre museums on earth located in Portland, United States. This museum is displaying your favorite monsters, such as Godzilla, Yeti, Loch Ness, and Big Foot. Mainly displaying toys, this museum would be a good place to visit if you have kids.
To get into this museum, you have to pay 10USD for the entrance fee. The museum is easy to find since it’s in the middle of a big city so that you dont have to worry about not being able to find this museum. Although the collection was not well organized, I still recommend this place to visit if you are a fan of Big Foot.
Among these 6 museums, I reccomend you to go to Siriraj Medical Museum or the Museum of Death. We can get more insights of human body and also organs with cheap entry fee. Not only that, we can also see mummified humans that exhibits in this museum. The most interesting part of all 6 parts of the museum in the Museum of Death is Touch Exhibits Museum in Honor of Her Majesty the Queen and the Parasitology Museum. Usually, in a lot of meseums, we are not allowed to touch a single thing that is being exhibited, but in this museum, we can touch them without being have to worry that the security will kick you out.