Museums are always fun to visit, but some of them listed here were once created for studies and research purposes that have now turned out to be impressively scary. There are even museums, where they even preserve dead bodies and have huge visitors to look at them, weird isn’t it!. A mixed list of museums here with some of them featuring the stories of haunting and some with the awful artifacts of medieval times. Let’s look at the 10 scariest museums in the world that are worth seeing once in a lifetime.
10. Meguro Parasitological Museum
Afraid of parasites? If yes, then this museum is not for you. The Meguro Parasitological Museum in Central Tokyo, Japan, seems weird due to a bunch of parasite specimens. Founded in 1953, the museum was created by Dr. Satoru Kamegai, which consists of over 300 specimens for display. For some it may look simple, but you may wonder something is being latched up in dreams and being gazed by it. In Japan, the museum is among the top lists for tourists and have counts of over 50,000 visitors every year.
9. The Medieval Torture Museum
The Medieval Torture Museum is something like the “London Dungeon Museum”. Very sadistic situations that were held on numerous people during the medieval times. The museum is in Italy and the collections there can make you weep. At a stage, you would think how bad the humanity existed during then times. Some of the horrifying tools used were the “Spanish-spider”, “Coffin Cage” and “Heretic Fork”. Spanish-spiders were used in tearing apart a female’s breast ruthlessly. The other one Heretic Fork was used from victim not falling asleep. Terrifying isn’t it! Of course. The sorrow filled museum can give you an instance of fright in some point of your life unfortunately.
8. London Dungeon
If you are planning to go for this museum, then remember that you are going to flash your mind with the tortures that were executed during the middle ages. London Dungeon is one such museum, which seems to have a collection of models that were followed for ruthless tortures on people. Certainly, the place has turned out to be a great tourist attraction now, which means you will probably be like “OMG” for a while on most of the models there. You would probably end up with heavy heart by the finish line of the museum, so hold on with you breadth.
7. Musee Dupuytren Museum
Musee Duputren Museum is a horrifying museum which is comprised of anatomical specimens emphasizing on the differently abled formation due to diseases. Located in France, the museum consists of over 6,000 pieces of specimens. Started by a French chemist Mathieu Orfila in 1835 with huge efforts, which then had huge demerits in maintaining the specimens. A lot of them were either lost or destroyed. However, lately in 17th and 18th century, the museum was renovated to retain the impression. To be honest, it can be interesting for people loving the medical science, but the specimens there can obviously conjure the fear in you. Additionally, the brains of asphasic patients are still preserved in respective alcohol preservative bottles.
6. Lombroso’s Museum of Criminal Anthropology
Lombroso’s Museum of Criminal Anthropology is a museum located in Italy, which was created by a criminal name “Cesare Lombroso”. The most shocking items collected by him happens to be a bunch of skulls. Obvious to the fact that, he was able to collect over 400 human skulls that included skulls of civilians, soldiers, and criminals. Probably this place would not suite for people who are against the crime. To be bizarre to the fact that even Lombroso’s own head is preserved in a bottle.
5. Mutter Museum
Mutter Museum is one of the most terrifying museums to visit, which is in Pennsylvania. The museum comprises of a collection of models made of wax, anatomical specimens and collection of rare medical conditions. The initial idea behind the museum was to create biomedical research for medical studies and education purposes in 1858. Additionally, there are over 20,000 specimens for display and some of them include scary tools used while education. Further, there are even preserves of wet specimens of cysts and tumors populated from different patients between 19th and 21st century. Probably, the specimens may not scare you, but some portion of fear will remain in your subconscious mind.
4. Vent Haven Museum
Vent Haven Museum houses the ventriloquial figures, located in Cincinnati. Ventriloquial figures are basically very scary as there is no clue of from where the voice is being generated however the entertainer creates it. Now one such can create so much uncomfortable, then image a collection of 900 of such variants. One such model was used in the horror movie “Dead Silence”, which freaks out with personal experience of mine. The make of the doll’s face is simply horrifying with vacant eyes. Vent Haven is the only museum to house such ventriloguial figures in the world. All staring at a single point in time, the situation probably can make you feel an evil purpose.
3. The Glore Psychiatric Museum
Always there is a chill in jaws when asylums for mental health are into consideration. One such stands to be “The Glore Psychiatric Museum”. Located in the United States, the museum consists of artifacts preserved and models, which were used in the treatment. Established in 1967, the museum was considered as the most unusual museums in the United States. Don’t miss to enter the historical section of treating the patients, which displays the most awful situation of then patients in very horrible state. Out of all the items kept there, the “Lunatic Box” seems very bizarre. The patients were put in the coffin like box with vent until they calmed as a primary procedure for uncontrolled scenarios.
2. The Museum of Death
The Museum of Death can be considered in the list of places to visit during your vacation. Also recognized as “Catacombs of Palermo”, the museum is filled with dead bodies and corpses. Located in southern part of Italy, prior to forming the museum, the place was a cemetery in the 16th century. Some of the bodies at this place were preserved by mummifying, which are still being preserved at a very well-maintained environment. A bunch of the mummified ones in the museum can resemble as though they are just sleeping like a living human. The bodies are funded by the deceased and relatives to the catacomb for regular maintenance. The ones not funded are put aside until the funding processes on the respective ones.
1. The Purgatory Museum
The Purgatory Museum is by far shows up to be the scariest museums in the world with a lot of haunting stories. Purgatory by the meaning symbolizes the soul purification after the physical death of a person to ultimately enter the gates of heaven. Could be a probability that some of the sins created are purified to represent before God in heaven. Seeming as the word purification just seems simple, until you encounter “The Purgatory Museum”.
The items displayed in this museum comprises of markings and scars on books, clothes and papers. At first glance, the view just looks a piece of cake, but going through the history can raise your adrenaline. The most shocking ones displayed in the museum is a whole hand print of a human soul being burnt. To get rid of the sins, this was one of the punishments that the individual had to go through as a scenario of holy purification.
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