Bunnies, bunnies everywhere, and of any type: stuffed, ceramic, painted—even a couple of real ones. Besides the onslaught of bunny paraphernalia in Pasadena, California’s aptly named Bunny Museum overwhelm the senses, however the 23,000-item collection is continuing to grow so large regarding require moving to some bigger space. Actually, so passionate are proprietors Candace Frazee and Steve Lubanski about bunnies their hare-filled shrine isn’t only a museum—it’s also their house.
As the Bunny Museum might actually be a 1-of-a-kind museum, it most definitely isn’t the only real place showcasing products which are, well, a little available. People’s passion for the strange, the cool, and also the perverse has inspired a range of outlandish museums that us dot the world.
Obviously, strange is really a relative term. What appears odd to 1 individual is perfectly normal to a different. It may seem it’s a little odd for a whole three-level museum to become dedicated exclusively towards the noodle dish that sustains university students, but to a lot of of Japan’s residents, the Ramen Museum celebrates an essential accessory for their everyday cuisine. (To average folks, it’s a great indication that typically, this dish isn’t prepared having a seasonings packet and hot pot.)
Quite a few the world’s cool museums are projects driven with a singular vision and agenda, that is frequently to improve the appreciation of something very specific. In the Velveteria, a museum within the East Burnside district of Portland, Ore., that something is velvet paintings—and its proprietors have collected greater than 1,000 of these. Meanwhile, the Museum of Bad Art, in Dedham, Mass., eagerly promotes art that nobody would ever get in New York’s Metropolitan: a lot of their pieces were acquired by rummaging with the trash. Actually, when one artist learned his painting on was display there, he known as the museum to boast that “he had far worse at his studio.”
Other museums showcase macabre exhibitions, such as the Torture Museum in Amsterdam, that have an impressive assortment of medieval panic-inducing devices, such as the Skull Cracker.
Another appealing factor of those off-the-beaten-path spots may be the admission fee, or lack thereof. Admission at Amsterdam’s Torture Museum is simply $7, and that’s around the high side: stepping into a number of these won’t set you back a cent.
Regardless of the subject, and regardless of the appeal, these oddball establishments happen to be attracting visitors of every age group and backgrounds for a long time. Occasions and tastes change and particular museums appear and disappear, but because lengthy as people maintain their affinities for that unusual, strange museums will be around.