Unique and Somewhat Bizarre Museums

UntitledOur blog staff here at Marist has created a list of unique and somewhat bizarre museum destinations with our Museum Studies program in mind. Here is our list of the top, most unusual museums in Europe.

 

1.The Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments

Damrak 33 1012 LK Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 5285482
info@tortureamsterdam.com
http://www.tortureamsterdam.com
Open daily from 9am to 11pm
Tickets:
Adults: €10, 00
Students: €8, 00
Seniors: €8, 00
Kids: €4, 50

2.British Lawnmower Museum
106-114 Shakespeare Street
Southport
Merseyside
PR8 5AJ
Great Britain
+44 (0)1704 501336
info@lawnmowerworld.com
http://www.lawnmowerworld.co.uk/

Open 9am to 5:30pm (Monday – Saturday)

3.Museum of Witchcraft
The Harbour, Boscastle
Cornwall PL35 0HD, United Kingdom
+44 1840 250111
museumwitchcraft@AOL.com
http://www.museumofwitchcraft.com/index.php

Monday to Saturday 10.30am till 6pm (last admission 5.30)
Sunday 11.30am till 6pm (last admission 5.30)

Tickets:
Adults: £5
Children: £4
Elders: £4

4.Deutsches Currywurst Museum
Schützenstraße 70
10117 Berlin
Germany
+49 30 88718647
info@currywurstmuseum.com
http://currywurstmuseum.com/en/

Open daily 10am – 8pm

Tickets:
Adults: 11,00 €
Reduced (Pupils age 14 or above, students, disabled (from 50% degree of disability), senior citizens [age 65 or above], with respective valid ID): 8,50 €
Children (age 6 – 13): 7,00 €
Children below age 6: Free
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): 29,00 €
Groups (from 15 persons, price per person): 8, 50 €
School groups (from 10 persons, price per person): 7, 00 €

5.The Dog Collar Museum
Leeds Castle, Maidstone,
Kent ME17 1PL
Tel: 01622 765400
Fax: 01622 735616
enquiries@leeds-castle.co.uk
http://www.leeds-castle.com/Attractions/The+Dog+Collar+Museum

GROUNDS OPEN AT 10AM DAILY
April to September
Castle opens: 10.30am
Last admission: 4.30pm
Gates Close: 6.00pm
Castle Shop: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Leeds Castle Shop: 10.00am – 6.00pm

October to March
Castle opens: 10.30am
Last admission: 3.00pm
Gates Close: 5.00pm
Castle Shop: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Leeds Castle Shop: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Castle Closed: 25 December 2013, 12 July, 8 & 9 November & 25 December 2014

Tickets:
Adults: £21.00
Senior Citizens/Students & Visitors with Disabilities: £18.50
Children (4-15yrs): £13.50
Infants (under 4yrs): FREE
Children (Wet Weather Days): FREE

6.Museum of Art Fakes
Lӧwengasse 28 A- 1030 Vienna
+43-1-715 22 96
office@museum-of-art-fakes.com
http://www.faelschermuseum.com/Seite1_englisch.htm

Opening Times:
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday closed (and 24, 25, 26, December)

Tickets:
Adults: €4,90
Pensioner & Student (-27): €4,40
Children (10-18): €2,20 Euro
Children (-9): Entrance free

7.The Fan Museum
12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8ER
+ 44 020 8305 1441
info@thefanmuseum.org.uk
http://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/

Open: Tue-Sat: 11am-5pm / Sun: 12-5pm
CLOSED 23rd-27th Dec 2013 / 1st – 10th Jan 2014

Senior Citizens & Disabled Free on Tue Afternoons

Tickets:
Adults: £4.00
Concessions: £3.00
Children (under 7): Free
Over 7 and under 16: £3
Family (2 Adults / 2 Children): £10

8.Museum of Bread Culture
Salzstadelgasse 10
89073 Ulm (Germany)
Tel: 0731 – 69955
info@museum-brotkultur.de
http://www.museum-brotkultur.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77&Itemid=59

Open daily 10am to 5pm

Tickets:
Adults: 3.50 €
Children: 2.50€
Senior Citizens / Students / Visitors with Disabilities: 2.50€

9.Museum of Broken Relationships
Ćirilometodska 2,
10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
tel: +385 1 4851021
info@brokenships.com
http://brokenships.com/

Summer (June 1st – September 30th):
Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Winter (October 1st – May 31st):
Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Closed on Christmas, New Year’s Day, Easter and All Saints’ Day, on December 24th and 31st open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets:
Adults: 25 kn
Pupils and students (full-time with ID): 20 kn
Seniors (65 and over): 20 kn
Discount on group reservations of 15 persons or more: 15 kn

10.Wine Museum
5 Square Charles Dickens – Water Street – 75016 Paris
Tel. +33 (0) 1 45 25 63 26
info@museeduvinparis.com
http://www.museeduvinparis.com/index.php/en/museum/accueil-musee

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm

Free visit + 1 glass of wine: € 11.90
Free visit + 3 glasses of wine Southwest: 17 €
Free visit + 3 French AOC wines: 27 €
(With animation 20 minutes by a sommelier)
3 cheese plate or charcuterie: 8 €

11.National Museum of Pasta Foods
ang. Piazzale delle Belle Arti
00196 Rome (RM)
(+39) – 06 – 69.91.120
pastainmuseum@pastainmuseum.it

12.Museum of Spirits
Djurgårdsvägen 38, Djurgården,
Stockholm, Sweden
http://spritmuseum.se/en

1ST JUNE – 31ST AUGUST
Every day 10.00–18.00, Tuesday 10.00–20.00

1ST SEPTEMBER – 31ST MAY
Every day 10.00–17.00, Tuesday 10.00–20.00.

CLOSED: 29th March, 22th June, 23, 24, 25th & 31th December

Tickets:
Adults: 100 SEK
Children (0–12 years): free
Groups (of at least 10 persons): 80 SEK

13.Prague Toy Museum
Jirská 4, Prague 1 (in the Prague Castle premises)
Phone: +420 243 722 94 / +420 243 711 11
http://www.prague.net/toy-museum

Open daily 9:30am -5:30pm

Tickets:
Adults, students and retired: 60 CZK
Children under 15: free

14.Vigamus Video Game Museum
Via Sabotino 4, 00195, Rome
http://www.vigamus.com/en/

Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am to 8pm
Closures: Every Monday, 1 January, 1 May, 15 August, December 25

Tickets:
Full: € 8
Reduced price: 5 €

15.Gelato Museum
Via Emilia, 45 40011
Anzola Emilia (Bologna) Italy
T +39 051 6505306
info@fondazionecarpigiani.it
http://gelatomuseum.com/en/

Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm.
**Reservation required for both workshops and visits

16.CORPUS Human Body Museum
Willem Einthovenstraat 1
2342 BH Oegstgeest
The Netherlands
+31 (0)71 75 10 200
info@corpusexperience.nl
www.corpusexperience.nl

Open from Tuesday to Sunday: 9am to 7pm. The last ‘journey ‘ starts at 5 pm.

Tickets:
Adults (from 15 yrs): € 16,75 per person € 17,75 per person
Children (6 to 14 yrs): € 14,25 per person € 15,25 per person

17.National Football Museum
Urbis Building
Cathedral Gardens
Manchester
M4 3BG
Tel: 0161 605 8200
info@nationalfootballmuseum.com

Admission is FREE

Open: Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-5pm

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