Concrete Utilities – Museum of Street Lighting

Concrete Utilities – Museum of Street Lighting

Concrete Utilities (now CU Phosco) based in Ware, Hertfordshire, were amongst the biggest of the manufacturers of concrete street lighting columns - and for many years they maintained a museum collection of both their columns and examples of old cast iron and steel columns. This is the cover of a...

Carhenge, near Alliance, Nebraska

Carhenge, located somewhere near Alliance, Nebraska, is a replica of the infamous tourist attraction Stonehenge (or my favourite Spinal Tap song). Following the death of his father, artist Jim Reinders built a memorial of thirty-eight spray-painted cars where his family farm once stood. To stick with the prehistoric theme, Reinders...

Rock Garden of Chandigarh, India

Rock Garden of Chandigarh, India

With the exception of a few random places like Shankar’s International Dolls Museum, Vishala Environmental Centre for Heritage and Arts' Utensils Museum and Sudha Cars Museum, the blog hasn’t spent much time in India. Well, let me change that with this next post. Second only to the Taj Mahal in...

Porter Thermometer Museum in Onset, Massachusetts

Don’t know where you are in the world, but here in Chicago it is boiling. Not my cup of tea (iced, please?), but I have a funny feeling “Thermometer Man” Richard Porter would like the 90 plus temps. For 35 years, Porter has collected over 5,000 thermometers at flea markets,...

Benaki Museum in Athens

When the museum becomes a shop…. “For many people a visit to the gift shop is an important part of of visiting a museum or gallery: buying a postcard or print of a favourite work, a book, headscarf or even a reproduction as something to take away from the experience....

Taxidermy Museum – Torah Animal World, Brooklyn

If you’re still crying over the death of Cecil the Lion, well, then this next one might leave you in tears of confusion. Yes, inside a Hasidic Rabbi’s house in Brooklyn’s Borough Park is a taxidermy museum called Torah Animal World. Every animal mentioned in the Hebrew Bible and Talmud...

Gozzi’s Turkey Farm in Guilford, Connecticut

Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like a neon turkey. Gozzi’s Turkey Farm in Guilford, Connecticut has been open for over fifty years and at its peak in the 1970s sold more than 150,000 turkeys a year. Although today the farm is very small as it has to compete with the big-name...

World’s Largest Tick Collection, Georgia

I know the middle of December isn’t the best time to share camping stories, but I say why the hell not? A few times a year my friends and I drove up to the Wisconsin Woods, usually in April and October. We liked to do it old school style hanging...

Mural Museum

Mural Museum

This picture has nothing to do with museums, but it should be. Yes, the building should be moved to the nearest museum and people should stare at like they do with all the other crap in museum collections. Visitors can ask questions about what it means to live free and...

Matkot Museum, Israel

I have no idea what the hell Matkot is, but I do know for a fact that Israel is home to more museums per capita than anywhere else in the world. And when a country has so many museums, of course a few will end up being a bit random,...

Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield

Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield

In honor of her 90th birthday, today we will pay a visit to the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, North Carolina. Born in nearby Grabtown on Christmas Eve 1922, Gardner’s family were poor tobacco farmers who lost their property when she was still young. It did not look like a...

National Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore

If I told you I haven’t been to the dentist in a long ass time, will you hate me and send me to Gingivitis Hell. Or should we just tell dumb British bad teeth jokes? Anyway, there’s a better chance of me visiting the National Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore...

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