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By Lonely Planet, Ben Handicott

Thank the celebs for the world's eccentric creditors; hoarders of items appealing, unusual or downright extraordinary. it truly is those documentors of the nice and trivial - who are looking to express us all whatever fabulous approximately their collections and percentage the insights into humankind each one of them illuminates - who've created the main attention-grabbing, impressive and worthwhile museums the planet has to supply.

Boggle on the enormity of house, get nostalgic at formative years stories or be dumbstruck by way of the overseas Museum of Toilets... no matter if you are a historical past buff, tech-head or have an inexplicable fascination with clowns, you can find world-class collections the following to pique your curiosity.

Never drag your heels round a lifeless museum back!

Then & now // background museums

  • Acropolis Museum // Greece
  • British Museum // united kingdom
  • Forbidden urban // China
  • Goethe residence & Goethe Museum // Germany
  • Imperial warfare Museum // united kingdom
  • Museum of Alchemists & Magicians of previous Prague // Czech Republic
  • Museum of Mummies of Guanajuato // Mexico
  • National Museum of Anthropology // Mexico
  • Old working Theatre Museum & Herb Garret // united kingdom
  • Prison Gate Museum // The Netherlands
  • Sir John Soane's Museum // united kingdom
  • Styrian Armoury // Austria
  • Torture Museum // The Netherlands
  • Vasa Museum // Sweden
  • Viking send Museum // Norway
  • Whitney Plantation // united states

The international round us // average historical past museums

  • Kunstkamera // Russia 6
  • Messner Mountain Museum // Italy
  • Sarawak nation Museum // Malaysia
  • Smithsonian establishment // united states

Human creativity // artwork & tradition museums

  • American vintage Arcade Museum // united states
  • Belgian Brewers Museum // Belgium
  • Burlesque corridor of status // united states
  • Coffee Museum // Brazil
  • Erawan Museum // Thailand
  • Ghibli Museum // Japan
  • Grammy Museum // united states
  • The eco-friendly Vault // Germany
  • Museum of formative years // united kingdom
  • Musical tools Museum // united states
  • Soumaya Museum // Mexico
  • Vodka Museum // Russia

Things that move // technological know-how & know-how museums

  • Bicycle Museum of the United States // united states
  • Big gap & Open Mine Museum // South Africa
  • Exploratorium // united states
  • National Maritime Museum // France
  • National Rail Museum // united kingdom
  • New Mexico Museum of house historical past // united states
  • New York urban hearth Museum // united states
  • Pencil Museum // united kingdom
  • Porsche Museum // Germany
  • Sewer Museum // France
  • Sulabh overseas Museum of bathrooms // India

Peculiar passions // Quirky museums

  • Avanos Hair Museum // Turkey
  • Clown corridor of popularity & learn Centre // united states
  • Cupnoodles Museum // Japan
  • Gopher gap Museum // Canada
  • International Cryptozoology Museum // united states
  • Museum of damaged Relationships // Croatia
  • Watermelon Museum // China

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TOILETS? The International Museum of Toilets grandly proclaims to ‘explore the history of hygiene and sanitation’. A SERIOUS STUDY INTO THE HUMBLE TOILET? The seriously great thing about this museum is that it is run by a charity that works tirelessly to bring sanitation to India’s poor and destitute. And there’s some genuinely interesting toilet-related artefacts on display – from 2500 BC to present-day. ALL RIGHT, GIVE ME A PORCELAIN THRONE HIGHLIGHT. Funny you should mention the throne, the museum houses a replica of the toilet used by King Louis XIV.

ORG ROCK MUSIC AWARDS? Rock, pop, R&B, hip hop…here there’s no stone left unturned. There are 160 genres of music to explore right from the get-go. THERE CAN’T BE THAT MANY GENRES! Well we can’t list them all here, but the Grammy Museum is definitely the place to be convinced otherwise. It’s a powerhouse museum, thoughtful, creative and engaging. It’ll reignite your love of music and your admiration for those who make it. Go, explore! HOW DO I EXPLORE IN A MUSIC MUSEUM? Seriously, if you have an interest in music, you’re going to be blown away by this place.

ORG FIRE! Not a word to throw around willy-nilly. I COULDN’T RESIST. WHAT’S THE DEAL HERE? The deal is almost 400 years of fire-fighting history brought to life with equipment and stories. New York’s big-city nature was there from the start; many people and many buildings in a small space meant fires had catastrophic potential. GOTTA LOVE A FIREFIGHTER. For sure. This museum celebrates their bravery, most notably in its 9/11 memorial to the 343 who lost their lives that day. It’s also staffed by retired firefighters who can provide first-hand accounts of an NYC fireman’s working life.

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