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Design Panoptikum in Berlin is the Creepy Industrial Museum

Design Panoptikum in Berlin is the Creepy Industrial Museum

The Design Panoptikum in Berlin is the creepy industrial museum everybody has been looking for. What appears to be an ordinary storefront on the ground floor of a grey apartment block on Torstraße is actually a bizarre collection of 3,000 historical objects and curiosities from the worlds of film, aviation,...

Clown Motel, “ghost town” of Tonopah, Nevada

Clown Motel, “ghost town” of Tonopah, Nevada

The Circus Circus Casino isn’t the only place in Nevada with a creepy clown sign. Halfway between Las Vegas and Reno is the “ghost town” of Tonopah, which although isn’t completely abandoned, is pretty close to it. Even the local cemetery has been closed for a hundred years, made up...

Lawn Sprinkler Museum by Bob Bosley

Lawn Sprinkler Museum by Bob Bosley

125 years ago today David Kalakaua, the last king of Hawaii, was forced at gunpoint by the Americans to sign the Bayonet Constitution giving America more power in Hawaii while stripping Hawaiian citizens of their rights. God, those Americans really hate the monarchy, don’t they? So because of this historical...

The Bread and Puppet Museum, Glover, Vermont

The Bread and Puppet Museum, Glover, Vermont

The Bread and Puppet Museum has absolutely nothing to do with bread and everything to do with creepy, traumatizing puppets. Like the nightmarish kind. Now located in a 150-year-old barn in Glover, Vermont, this giant mask and puppet collection originally breathed its first breath in New York City during the...

The Museum of the Odd – Lawrence, Kansas

The Museum of the Odd – Lawrence, Kansas

Only a few days after I told you about the Museum of Animated Carvings, we’re already back in Kansas. In the town of Lawrence, wanna-be blues musician “Honey Boy” (more like “White Boy”) Walker has filled the first floor of his home with such weird collections, including over 500 sock...

Earth Room by artist Walter De Maria in New York

Earth Room by artist Walter De Maria in New York

I HATE CONCEPTUAL ART! Nothing annoys me more than some rich kid finding a broken chair or bicycle in a dumpster, painting it or something, and then calling it “art”. Thank you, Marcel Duchamp. Anyway, I do give credit to dedicated conceptual artist Walter De Maria. His long-term installation piece,...

Sudha Cars Museum – Hyderabad, India

Sudha Cars Museum – Hyderabad, India

India is known for a few odd museums, like that one about toilets. The Sudha Cars Museum is the first and only handmade, crazy car museum in the world. It’s the brainchild of K Sudhakar, known for holding the Guinness World Record Holder for making the world’s largest tricycle. Finally!...

Leila’s Hair Museum in Independence, Missouri.

Leila’s Hair Museum in Independence, Missouri.

We interrupt historic house museum week to bring you an important message. For the first and maybe only time ThisBelongsinaMuseum has a guest writer. Even though I once briefly mentioned this place in the early days of the blog, Chicago artist and writer Dmitry Samarov was nice enough to share...

Franz Gsellmann’s Weltmaschine: the World Machine

Franz Gsellmann’s Weltmaschine: the World Machine

In the hills of southern Austria is a farmhouse outbuilding that is home to the Weltmaschine (the World Machine). What is this, you ask? The creator of the machine, Franz Gsellmann, grew up hoping to become an engineer, which never happened because everybody knows dreams don’t come true. But after...

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