The Met? Meh. The Louvre? Over it. And the Smithsonian? So what, son! Here’s a set of quirky and much more creatively curated museums for your consideration.
“Enter the fascinating world of this internationally famous museum and have a unique experience.” The British Lawnmower Museum in northern England “marks the culmination of a dream by ex-racing champion Brian Radam” and is one of the world’s leading authorities on vintage lawnmowers.
Vlamingstraat 33, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
Americans might refer to ‘em as French fries, but it’s the Belgians who really know how to make a freakin’ fantastic frite. Yep, there’s a museum in Belgium dedicated to the humble fried potato. Housed in the Saaihalle, considered to be “one of the most beautiful buildings” in the medieval city of Bruges, the museum shares the history of the “the potato and fries and the different condiments with which they are habitually served.”
International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum
315 Broad Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37408
International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum “offers something for everyone” with an “array of displays and exhibits showcasing the history of towing and recovery” as well as the Wall of the Fallen, a memorial dedicated to towers who died in the line of service.
Holy crap! A visit to the Sulabh International Toilet Museum is a chance to view a “rare collection of facts, pictures and objects detailing the historic evolution of toilets” from 2500 BC to the present day. It may seem like a mundane unmentionable for most of us, but imagine your life without a toilet!