Who are you calling weird? Top 5 of the most bizarre museums

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Who are you calling weird? Top 5 of the most bizarre museums

Some strange places can be found among the many museums and galleries to visit. Here is our selection of unusual stops to spice up your cultural outings.

Who are you calling weird? Top 5 of the most bizarre museums

Spritmuseum in Stockholm

In the breathtaking and sumptuous Djurgården island, the Spritmuseum has fun with the Swedes' relationship to alcohol – whether it's about sipping beers at a bar, or fancy parties serving elaborate cocktails designed by famous mixologists. Before you enter the temple of forbidden world secrets, know that this is the only museum in the world where alcohol consumption is allowed during its visit! Drink in moderation of course...
There's a type of alcohol for each season, along with full explanation and traditions. You may end your tour with lunch at the museum's restaurant. Come taste chef Petter Nilsson's cuisine as he fittingly serves creative and quirky dishes, a delightful mix of Nordic cuisine and southern influences.

Spritmuseum
Djurgårdsvägen 38
115 21 Stockholm
Sweden
http://spritmuseum.se/en

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Who are you calling weird? Top 5 of the most bizarre museums

Torture Museum in Amsterdam

For those who love strange museums, if you go through Amsterdam, make sure to spend an hour at the Museum of Torture. Its vocation is to "retrace the history of human cruelty", but it manages to do so without being gruesome. Indeed, this museum displays torture objects, sketches and prints of engravings meant as “learning” tools that come with precious information regarding their use and inventors.

Torture Museum
Singel 449
1012 WP Amsterdam
Netherlands
www.torturemuseum.com

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Who are you calling weird? Top 5 of the most bizarre museums

Paris Sewer Museum

Many see the sewer as a dark and unsavory place. Yet, the guides of the sewers present you with the unique opportunity to find yourself below street level in an impressive underground maze. Everyday, for one hour, you can explore part of the 2,400 kilometre network. This unusual visit will teach you a bit more about underground Paris, and especially about the installation and importance of the city's sewers. Find out how, from the days when Paris was still known as Lutetia, the capital city has managed its waste water and brought in drinking water. Know that of all the cities of the world, Paris is the one with the most extensive and modern sewage system. A unique and unusual visit into the depths of Paris!

Musée des égouts de Paris
Pont de l'Alma, facing 93 quai d'Orsay
75007 Paris
https://www.egouts.tenebres.eu

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Who are you calling weird? Top 5 of the most bizarre museums

Underwater Museum in Cancún

The largest underwater museum in the world is in Cancún. In order to see it, put on your best fins, strap on a mask and tuba, and head to the Yucatán peninsula for a unique experience. The museum features 400 sculptures, characters, everyday life scenes and various constructions that retrace the evolution of the Mayan man. Much more than a museum, the site is meant to become a true ecosystem in the coming years, where corals, works of art, and multicolored fish meet.

Museo Subacuático de Arte
Km 15,3
Boulevard Kukulcan
Zona Hotelera
77500 Cancún, Q.R.
Mexico
www.underwatersculpture.com

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Who are you calling weird? Top 5 of the most bizarre museums

The Spy Museum in Washington

If you love James Bond movies and are a "desk clerk by day and spy by night" type of person, run to the International Spy Museum in Washington DC. It is the largest American museum devoted to espionage and retraces the history of intelligence, its techniques and famous figures. The various rooms of the museum and the exhibitions focus on some highly confidential operations and reveal objects previously seen in movies, such as a lipstick gun or the famous Enigma machine... Upon leaving, make sure your phone has not been tapped!

International Spy Museum
800 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
United States
www.spymuseum.org