A day at the museum is always enjoyable. No matter how much you know about a subject, there is always something new to learn. Art museums and museums that hold important historical artifacts are always popular, but there are so many amazing museums that deserve your attention.
We’ve put together the ultimate guide to the world’s weirdest, most disturbing, or just plain weird museums. So if you’re looking for a quaint vacation spot with a difference, you can start planning here.
Sulabh International Toilet Museum, New Delhi, India
It only makes sense to start things off with a bit of toilet humor, and there’s perhaps no better place on Earth to do so than the Sulabh International Toilet Museum. Founded by an expert in all things toilet, Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak has dedicated his life to showing the world how toilets have evolved.
The museum is divided into three time periods: ancient, medieval and modern. You will be able to find toilet bowls as far back as 3000 BC that have been found in Pakistan, as well as some of the latest examples of hand-painted medieval Austrian toilet bowls.
Finally, in the modern section, you will be amazed by the high-tech toilets of the future. Japan and Korea are definitely leading the way with their state-of-the-art toilets that come with more bells and whistles than most people have in their entire homes.
Lawn Mower Museum, Southport, UK
Although Southport has more than just a lawnmower museum, that’s what we’re here for today. This tribute to all things lawn landscaping is a truly amazing museum, but one worth making a special trip to see. Many of us take this simple tool for granted, but it has truly revolutionized the way we care for our lawns.
In fact, before the lawnmower, many of us wouldn’t have a lawn, as mowing by hand would take too much time. The lawnmower museum has all kinds of curiosities, from lawnmowers that belonged to the royal family to solar lawnmowers and small ones.
Of course, you’ll see a tribute to the most expensive lawn mower in the world, and frankly, every lawn mower you can think of. It’s nice, but it makes for an interesting evening looking at things most of us take for granted.
Big Mac Museum, Pennsylvania, USA
At the top of our list of places to visit in the US is definitely the Big Mac Museum in Pennsylvania. Sometimes there’s a feeling of hunger that only a trip to McDonald’s can cure, and Jim Delligati, the museum’s founder, knows this all too well. Jim was the first franchisee to open a McDonald’s restaurant in Western Pennsylvania, and it’s fair to say that decision changed his life.
Jim was responsible for creating the Big Mac! It sold its first Big Mac in 1967, and the burger is still popular in 2023. Inside the museum, you’ll find an absolute ton of McDonald’s memorabilia, including the world’s largest Big Mac. Unfortunately, this one is plastic, so you won’t be able to bite it, but there are plenty of opportunities to chew.
Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum, Masumi-cho, Japan
Finally, if you’re not a Big Mac fan, maybe your cheat meal is a bowl of steaming ramen. Instant noodles are a staple in everyone’s cupboard at one point or another, and the Instant Ramen Museum ensures that people respect them for the life-giving benefits they bring.
In addition to a kitchen where diners can make their own ramen noodles with a variety of flavors and a wide selection of toppings, there’s also the option to create their own personalized ramen package. You’ll be able to browse through the entire catalog of every Nissin instant noodle that has ever existed and generally bask in noodles at this special place.