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Teapot Museum in Trenton, Tennessee

Teapot Museum in Trenton, Tennessee

Even though there are probably better teapot collections in more conventional places (Europe comes to mind), this one deserves a mention as it is one of the most random. The Teapot Museum in Trenton, Tennessee holds the world’s largest collection of Veilleuse-Theieres porcelain dating from 1750 to 1860. A gynecologist...

ABBA Museum in Stockholm, Sweden

ABBA Museum in Stockholm, Sweden

I have good news! In 2013 ABBA Museum in Stockholm opened to the public. I think just about everyone loves them, whether you’re like a character in Muriel’s Wedding dressing up in some outlandish costume or one of those music snobs who tells everyone you only listen to the most...

Sex Machines Museum, Prague, Czech

Sex Machines Museum, Prague, Czech

I just learned that there is a Sex Machines Museum in the world. For the sexually unadventurous, a mechanical erotic appliance is defined as a device that is used “to bring pleasure and allow extraordinary and unusual positions during intercourse”. Or something like that. So next time you’re in Prague...

Different Clown’s Museums

Different Clown’s Museums

Sorry Gary Lewis & the Playboys, but not everybody loves a clown. Yet apparently someone else besides Gary likes them because there are several clowns museums in existence. We’ve covered them here on the blog before; the Klown Doll Museum in Nebraska, Ortys Clownmuseum in Germany, and Grampa Jerry’s Clown...

Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon, Portugal

Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon, Portugal

Many of the buildings in Lisbon, Portugal are decorated with colourful and intricate tiles known as azulejos, which comes from the Arabic word az-zulayj meaning “polished stone”. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the city has a museum dedicated to these tiles called the Museu Nacional do Azulejo,...

Peshtigo Fire Museum, Peshtigo, Wisconsin

Peshtigo Fire Museum, Peshtigo, Wisconsin

October 8, 2019 will the 148th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. You might know the story of a cow wrongly accused of burning down the second city’s entire commercial district which resulted in 300 deaths; 100,000 people homeless; 17,500 buildings destroyed; and $222 million in damages (more than $4...

Boston Children’s Hospital Museum Collection, Massachusetts

Boston Children’s Hospital Museum Collection, Massachusetts

Sometimes children do things they shouldn’t do, like stick weird things up their nose or swallow non-food items. Believe it or not, there is a museum collection at Boston Children’s Hospital full of random stuff removed from young patients going all the way back to 1918. Pushpins tack the objects...

President’s Day – 44 Artifacts For 44 Presidents(Part One)

President’s Day – 44 Artifacts For 44 Presidents(Part One)

Washington's Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. It's time to learn a few things about the forty-four men who got to call themselves commander-in-chief. Baltimore’s National Museum of Dentistry, an...

National Hobo Museum, Britt, Iowa

National Hobo Museum, Britt, Iowa

Although I once briefly mentioned the Hobo Museum in a post nearly five years ago, I didn’t share my own photos from a personal visit I took a few summers ago. So considering it is the blog’s fifth anniversary week, I guess I’ll stop being lazy and get on with...

Hendrix’s home – Handel & Hendrix in London

Hendrix’s home – Handel & Hendrix in London

Every detail of the central London top-floor flat at 23 Brook Street, where musician Jimi Hendrix and his girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham, lived between 1968-69 has been recreated. There are Persian rugs on the floor, a Victorian shawl above the bed, and newspapers and a clamshell ashtray on top of the...

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