Here are discussed some of the strangest museums to give a strangest experience of your life. Visiting normal museums is a boring thing, you can visit them anytime. But, what if you happen to visit a place where there is a collection of cockroaches instead of artifacts, or a collection of salt and pepper shakers. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Here are the America’s strangest museums.
For those who are a fan of medical specimens, this museum is a must-visit. This serious collection would seem weird at once, but at the end of the day, you would be entertained. This museum is located in Philadelphia and it was started in the year 1850 when doctors started collecting mutter for various exhibitions. There are a lot of objects to amaze you in this museum, including hair clips, diaper tabs, skate keys, collar buttons, safety pins and what not. All these things have been removed from patients. You would need to pay an entry fee of $14 to visit this museum.
National Mustard Museum
Located in Middleton, Wisconsin, this museum is home to approximately 5300 mustards and mustard related memorabilia. The founder of this museum is Barry Levenson and he said that it was not intentional; he just had a hobby of collecting mustard jars. Later on, when the World Series was lost by Red Sox, he was confused what to do. When he gazed at his mustard jars, he thought he should start a museum out of it. The good thing about this museum is that it is free to visit.
Cockroach Hall of Fame
For those who are not afraid of cockroaches and rather enjoy viewing various species of them, the Cockroach Hall of fame is a nice museum to visit. The weirdness of this museum is indicated by the fact that it contains a large collection of cockroach species, live as well as dead. It is located in Plano, Texas and does not require paying any entry fees. The museum was started by an exterminator company through which they wanted to attract customers to their extermination service, however, the museum itself gained recognition later on.
Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers
You must be surprised by reading the heading itself. Yes, there is a museum in Gatlinburg, Tennessee which is a home to approximately 20,000 salt and pepper shakers. The founder of this museum, Andrea Ludden says that when he was a kid, the salt and pepper shakers in his home kept on breaking frequently. And as soon as one broke, it was kept aside and his mother bought a new pair. This soon becomes into a large collection and after some days, even their relatives and friends used to give them their broken salt and pepper shakers. The museum you see today is a collection of these shakers only.
It is really funny how museums that started accidently are now included in the America’s strangest museums, and are world famous.