Iceland has a penis museum and it’s being called the most bizarre place on earth by Traveller 24 —and they’re likely not exaggerating. The Icelandic Phallological Museum boasts a collection of more than 280 “specimens” behind their walls, making it quite a sight to behold — and numerous people have taken to social media to share pics of their visits. Of course, some of those pics are a little too sensitive to share.
The museum features several specimens of penis from various types of mammals including whales and dogs and even humans. There are also sculptures done in effigy to the male reproductive organ, making the museum an interesting and educational shrine to manhood — literally.
The Atlantic has even recently covered the peculiar attraction, sharing a very odd story about how the museum obtained one of its jarred human penises. The official website for the museum also shares a wealth of information about the bizarre venue, and even features a “Phallus Gift Store.” You can even purchase goodies online without having to visit the museum physically. Of course, most people appear to want to visit the place.
— Gilberto Alvarez (@Ikki_Tenryou_73) April 17, 2015
i just watched a documentary about a penis museum and i’m very?????? about the whole thing
— ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@_pavses) April 17, 2015
It’s more expensive to go to the penis museum in Iceland than the National Museum of Iceland. Guess which one is the one I have to see
— Bai (@bayyleef) April 14, 2015
Believe it or not, the penis museum isn’t the only weird place for tourists to see bizarre oddities. In the United States, the Roswell UFO Museum really plays heavy on the bizarre history surrounding Roswell, New Mexico. In New Delhi, there is a place called the Sualbh International Museum of Toilets, which puts toilets (obviously) on display. There is also a museum of toilets in Japan, but this museum is more focused on poop, than where it goes. There appears to be a museum, or at least some kind of attraction, related to all things bizarre somewhere in the world.
Humans are certainly fascinated by bizarre things, so there is no doubt that these types of attractions exist for a reason. Very few things fascinate humans more than sex and sexuality, so it’s not at all surprising to see a museum put nothing but phallic symbols on display. Would you be inclined to ever visit the penis museum in Iceland?
[Photo: Instagram/Penis Museum, Iceland ]