The first thing that comes to mind when we hear the word ‘museum’ is images of stuffy galleries with security guards. However, all the museums are not equal. Some may have collections of classic artwork, poetry and statues while there are also some unconventional and quirky museums around the world. So, it’s time to forget the art and history museums and check out the below-mentioned museums around the world. Here we have covered up 5 unique museums from different parts of the world.
- Museum of Sex
The name itself sounds weird, isn’t it? Opened in 2002 this museum claims to preserve the evolution, history and cultural significance of human sexuality. In the outlandish Bouncy Castle of Breasts, you can treat your inner kid-adult to a round. Presenting a collection of over 15,000 artefacts, costumes, photography and works of art.
- Torture Museum
Situated in the heart of Amsterdam, this museum transports visitors back in the time to Europe’s dark history. From the decapitation swords to the spike-covered inquisition chair, the museum is famous for displaying over 40 instruments. It also educates students on modern torture which still prevails in nearly 100 countries. Also, pledges its support for the United Nations Convention Against Torture.
- Cup Noodles Museum
Probably it isn’t surprising that a noodles museum exists, with 100 billion servings of instant noodles consumed globally. In Japan, you’ll get to see a museum devoted to the 60-year history of such noodles. The first Chicken Ramen noodles in the 1950s to varieties available today The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum tells the history.
- Sulabh International Museum of Toilets
Sited in India’s buzzing capital, Delhi, the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets details the history of hygiene and sanitation from 2500 B.C. to the present day. Ranging from the medieval commodes to the gold-plated toilets of Roman emperors. Hosting a collection of rare toilets poems as if the painted chambers weren’t fascinating enough.
- Cancun Underwater Museum
Constructed in 2009 in Mexico it features over 500 life-size sculptures fixed to the sea floor. Specially designed to promote the growth of coral, the oceanic art doubles as an artificial reef which transforms the aquatic landscape. It represents an eerily beautiful visual of humans’ interaction with the atmosphere. You can explore the museum by snorkelling, scuba diving or glass bottom boat.
Hope the above-mentioned museums helped you in planning your next visit to a museum in vacations.