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The Bata Shoe Museum In Toronto Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.05.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I admit to being a museum aficionado, particularly art and cultural emporiums that showcase quality and extraordinary examples of art forms and repr...

America's Weirdest Museums

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 12.15.2014 | Weird News

SEATTLE (AP) — Travelers looking for something beyond top attractions like the Space Needle in Seattle might consider adding a weird museum or two t...

The Weirdest Place On Earth

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.31.2014 | Travel

When your small town in Alberta is facing dire economic hardship, there's only one thing to do: Kill and stuff dozens of gophers, and then arrange the...

America's Strangest Museums (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Whether devoted to barbed wire or Bigfoot, most of these strange museums spring from the passionate hobbies of individuals like Bannister. And their labors of love are a reminder that what can be considered worthy to collect is as varied as the country itself.

Top 10 Quirky Museums

Cheapflights | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel

Hear the word museum and, odds are, you conjure up an image of portrait halls and sculpture gardens -- the traditional home of traditional art. However, the world is a huge, creative and even quirky place, and there are museums around the globe that reflect this diversity of passions.

Game Over For National Pinball Museum

The Baltimore Sun | Chris Kaltenbach | Posted 04.22.2013 | DC

Baltimore's year-old National Pinball Museum, a pinging, clanging, tilting tribute to the flipper machines that have been mainstays of American popula...

Killing the Museum

James Taylor | Posted 03.10.2013 | Weird News
James Taylor

It's just past New Year's, and for the third time in a decade, I've had to kill a museum. Ok, maybe that's a harsh way to put it, but that's how it feels.

PHOTOS: The World's Weirdest Museums

Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel

There are very few things, it seems, that don't have museums dedicated to them these days. The history of torture in museum form makes sense, for i...

The World's 8 Weirdest Food Museums

Food Republic | Posted 10.24.2012 | Home
Food Republic

At some of the world's most memorable museums, food is actually the focus. From the new gelato museum opening in Emilia Romagna this September to a 25-year-old Korean kimchi academy, there are entire institutions dedicated to locals' singular gastronomic obsessions.

Racism Museum Showcases Segregation-era Artifacts

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 06.19.2012 | Detroit

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — The objects displayed in Michigan's newest museum range from the ordinary, such as simple ashtrays and fishing lures, to the...

Bullet That Killed Lincoln Gets A New Home

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 12.16.2011 | Weird News

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The bullet that killed Abraham Lincoln is mounted under glass, like a diamond in a snow globe, in its new home at the Natio...

Our City's Weirdest Museums: Death, Celebs & Bunnies!

| Katie Bain | Posted 10.03.2011 | Los Angeles

You know LACMA and MOCA, and Skirball, Hammer and Getty -- who doesn't? But when you're looking to delve into some of LA's most esoteric -- and, frank...

PHOTOS: 8 Bizarre Body Parts On Display Around The World

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.25.2011 | Travel

The tradition of putting body parts on display is almost as old as religion itself. Reliquaries containing the hands, feet, teeth, and other parts of ...

PHOTOS: The World's Weirdest Museums

Posted 07.18.2011 | Arts

Wednesday was International Museum Day, a day that "aims to increase public awareness of the role of museums in developing society," according to the ...

Pencil Sharpener 'Museum' Finds New Home

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

LOGAN, Ohio -- Tourism officials have made a point of displaying the hundreds of pencil sharpeners collected by an Ohio minister who died last summer....

PHOTOS: 11 Bizarre Museums Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

There are thousands of museums around the world--from classic art and architecture to the history of water. Countless number of these museums are odd,...