Friday, August 6, 2010

Not Your Average Museum

By Heather

One of my favorite things during a road trip is to watch road signs for exit attractions. More specifically, I’m searching for the museums. Not because I actually want to take a side trip to visit one (does anyone actually do that), but because there are some amusing/fascinating/are-you-kidding-me kind of museums out there.

Along my travels, I’ve seen signs for the Salt Museum, the Water Tower Art Museum, the Crime and Punishment Museum (among others). 

Just doing a simple Google search for this blog, I came across the Antique Hair Museum (Indiana);  Merry Go Round Museum (Ohio);  The National Museum of Funeral History (Texas);  The Museum of Bad Art (Massachusetts); The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices (Minnesota); Toilet Seat Art Museum (Texas).

I might have to take a trip to that medical museum—I’m very curious. And the bad art museum? Can you imagine telling friends your art made it into a museum, then revealing it’s the bad art museum? I’m laughing just imagining it.

Have you ever been to any of these museums? Or have you heard/seen/been to any interesting museums?  We might have to go on a road trip...