Millions of people visit the museums all over England. But what makes London museums, the most popular in the world? Their vast permanent collections of the most unique and idiosyncratic treasures, from the truly insane to the delightfully delicious, some weird, wacky and strange things, which exhibit in all these museums.
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We bring you top12 weird museums of London, that exhibit strange things.
1. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History
This museum may exhibit some very strange things at this museum, the skull of a ‘cyclops’, ancient Chinese $3x toys, and believe it or not, Amy Winehouse’s poop. It also has on display a mummified erect penis 7inches long of an 18th century Englishman who was hanged and had got a hard on during the process. It is valued at 100,000 pounds, this is not strange because when oxygen supply is cut during a hanging, erections can happen as per science.
2. The Cuming Museum
This is one of the most captivating museums, hoarding strange things from the Charles Dickens era and the collection of the Cuming family in the early 1800s. Victorian City banker Edward Lovett donated all his private collection of superstitions, which includes some good luck charms like a string of acorns which is believed to cure diarrhea and dead moles, supposed to keep danger afar.
3. The Hunterian Museum
This museum inside the Royal College of Surgeons, has four centuries worth of surgical mementos, like jars of pickled limbs and preserved internal organs souvenirs, for all those with a lust for something slightly weird, there is exhibit of some gruesome things chopped off or extracted from bodies. It has a fascinating collection of documented medical history. This is where you will find Winston Churchill’s dentures.
4. London Sewing Machine Museum
This museum proudly houses over 700 sewing machines of all different shapes and sizes including one owned by Charlie Chaplin and the one bought by Queen Victoria for her daughter.