Arts + Culture

The World's Weirdest Museums

You've studied the old masters at the Louvre, contemplated the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum, and acquainted yourself with the American Museum of Natural History's dinosaurs. Now, what? To aid us in our search for the world's most unusual museums, we turned to Atlas Obscura, an online compendium of weird and wonderful destinations that are off—sometimes far off—the common tourist circuit. From a gallery of parasites in Tokyo to a museum in Florence with Galileo Galilei's mummified middle finger on display, we've uncovered seven curiosity cabinets that you have to see to believe.

Published June 2010; Pictured, North Korea's International Friendship Exhibition Hall.

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